coping and chimney caps

The materials listed below all can be used for stone coping. Some of them are suitable for stone chimney caps....please inquire. Architects specify our materials for their natural beauty, performance characteristics, low maintenance, and durability. And because we produce custom sizes and offer several finishes, architects also appreciate the flexibility our materials afford them in their designs.

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Coping - Custom-fabricated caps for masonry walls are used in commercial, residential, academic and public buildings

Chimney Caps - Custom-fabricated for use in commercial residential, academic and public buildings.

weathering characteristics

Some materials are “unfading”, meaning they will hold their basic color even after many years of exterior use. Others are “weathering” or “semi-weathering”, meaning they will change color (usually to shades of brown) when used outside. A stone’s weathering characteristic is primarily an aesthetic consideration. “Weathering” in and of itself does not adversely affect the performance or durability of a stone. See stones below for weathering characteristics.

finishes

Depends on stone selected. See stones below for available finishes.

sizes

Custom sizes for coping and chimney caps depend on stone selected, finish, thickness, joint width and other factors.

thickness

Depends on stone selected, finish, piece size, setting method and other factors. Generally slate coping and chimney caps are at least 1 1/4” thick.

edge details

We fabricate many different edge details. Exposed edges are usually honed.

joint widths

Depends on stone selected, finish, piece size and other factors.

cost estimates

We are pleased to provide quotations based upon quantity surveys, sketches or architectural drawings.

drafting

We are accustomed to working from architectural drawings and we are pleased to produce detailed shop drawings, sketches, templates and shop tickets.

technical support

We are pleased to assist with samples, test data, mock-ups, budget figures, site inspections, stone matching services, guide specifications, technical information, design suggestions and installer and installation recommendations.

installation

Coping pieces are generally installed with mortar and often mechanically anchored as well. Generally, chimney caps are installed with both mortar and mechanical anchors. Contact us for specific sketch details, specifications, recommendations, etc.

maintenance

Contact us for information regarding the use of sealers, impregnators, oiling, cleaning, etc.