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Fireplace Dampers

Fireplace dampers have traditionally been constructed of metal and installed just above the firebox. While these “throat dampers” can provide years of service, there’s a lot they don’t do well. For one, when closed, the damper seal is simply metal against metal, which isn’t airtight. This would explain why, even when your damper is closed, you feel cold or hot air (depending on the season) coming in from outside. Secondly, because they’re right in the heat of the fire, dampers can get covered in creosote and soot and end up damaged or stuck in place. But what’s the alternative?

Is your Damper Broken?

If your damper is broken or damaged, or you simply want to stop outside air from coming in and give your chimney added protection against leaks and energy waste, ask the Sootaway about Lock-Top or Lyemance dampers. Both dampers are installed at the top of the flue rather than in the throat, and both can save you money on utilities and keep your home cozier. Here’s a little bit of info on each:

  • Lock-Top Dampers — Lock-Top dampers have a silicone rubber gasket, which allows them to truly seal the flue tight. By doing this, these dampers put a stop to conditioned air loss and downdrafts. They also keep rain and animals out, and are easily opened and closed using a mounted handle. Aside from the rubber gasket, these dampers are constructed of stainless steel and cast aluminum, which means you can expect your new Lock-Top damper to last and last — they even carry a factory lifetime warranty!

  • Lyemance Dampers — Lyemance dampers, like Lock-Top dampers, are installed at the top of the chimney flue, and work to effectively close off and seal the chimney flue against water and animal intruders. These low-profile dampers are made of a solid, non-rusting aluminum and can’t be opened by strong winds or animals. How do you open and close it? With a cable that’s easily reachable inside your fireplace. And with the lifetime warranty these dampers carry, you can be confident you’ll enjoy a lifetime of lower utilities.

Both dampers also eradicate the need for a chimney cap.

What You Can Expect When You Work With Us

Our goal is to provide the highest quality service to our customers, and to earn and maintain your loyalty and trust. Our first-class team is comprised of first-class individuals, all of whom continuously seek out professional and personal growth for the benefit of our customers and our community. We’re clean and considerate of your property and time, which is why we protect furniture and flooring, call ahead with expected show times and delays, and provide before and after photos of our work.

We’re not like those high-pressure chimney care companies who want to sell you a product you don’t need in order to reach a sales quota — we genuinely care and want to build lasting relationships with each of our customers. Whether you simply need tips on maintenance or you’re considering investing in a new wood stove and want some professional advice on products and brands, we’re here to make the entire process quick, easy, and painless for you and your family.

We travel all throughout the Florida panhandle and portions of Mississippi,Alabama,and Louisiana, serving homeowners up in Little River and Appleton, out west in Pearlington and Ansley and east in Panama City and Youngstown, and as far south as Mexico Beach. Learn more about the areas we’re proud to serve here.

Have Questions? Ask Sootaway!

We want to be a resource for you so you can enjoy a safer, more energy-efficient home, and we believe that customer education goes a long way. Whether you have questions about what wood to burn, how to troubleshoot smoke issues, or which products work best to keep chimneys leak-free, just give us a call 1-800-724-5021.

Call Us Or Reach Out Online — We’re Here To Help

If you have any questions about our services or you’d like to schedule an appointment with the Sootmaster, give us a call at 1-800-724-5021 or request an appointment through our online scheduling form right here on our website and we’ll send a first-class chimney professional right to your door. We’re here to help our neighbors in Pensacola and beyond in any way we can!