Traditionally, construction of fireplace dampers will happen 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?
Ask SootAway about fireplace dampers. Both dampers are installed at the top of the flue rather than in the throat. Also both can save you money on utilities and keep your home cozier. Here’s a little bit of info on each:
- ToLock-p dampers have a silicone rubber gasket, so they’ll truly seal your chimney. They also keep rain and animals out, and are easily opened and closed using a mounted handle. These dampers are constructed of stainless steel and cast aluminum, which is very durable. Even carry a factory lifetime warranty!
- Lyemance dampers are also installed at the top of the chimney flue, and work to close off and seal the chimney flues. These low-profile dampers are made of a solid, non-rusting aluminum and can’t be opened by strong winds or animals. You can open and close it with an accessible cable inside your fireplace. A lifetime warranty also guarantees you’ll stay protected.
Both dampers eliminate the need for a chimney cap.