A Chimney Cap That Fits
- A square of stone
- One or two metal pipes
Benefits of a Chimney Cap
Chimney caps perform multiple duties for your fireplace and they are quite affordable. At first glance, you assume that the term chimney means the entire structure from top to bottom. Many homeowners may be surprised to know that the chimney is made up of several components.
Chimney caps provide many useful functions to protect the interior of the chimney. There are different types of chimney caps for homeowners to choose from, which we would gladly discuss with you. Due to the height of your chimney and the kind of your chimney, have a professional install your chimney cap.
The opening of the chimney will need to be measured, so the exact size of the cap is installed. The cap will be tightened down, then a caulk will be added around the base, so no water escapes to the chimney.
Here are just a couple of reasons for having a chimney cap:
Stops Rodent Access
- Ducks…yes ducks!
Keeping these pests out is important. Once they get comfortable and settle in they will bother you and can destroy the integrity of your fireplace and even the interior of your attic space due to cracks in the mortar…these feisty little pests are quite adept at creating quite a mess.
The risk of disease from these animals is eliminated as well. You do not want to be stuck with a sick animal in your chimney in the middle of the winter. Once they begin to build nests and bring in food for their young it can create a number of hazards for your own family.
Chimneys are such an ideal place for pesky wildlife because it is warm, dark, and provides plenty of shelter from the elements. It is much safer to keep out those pesky animals than to pay someone to come extract them.
When the cold air arrives, you want to be safe and warm without the extra cost. Having a chimney cap can stop downdrafts inside your home. Downdrafts affect the temperature in your house and hike up your energy bills at the same time. A wind coming down your chimney can make everyone inside feel a draft of chilliness. A sudden gust of wind can be especially dangerous as it can blow in smoke, embers, and ash right out of your fireplace.
While there is nothing better than a glowing warm fire, the winter winds can channel down the chimney and create quite the mess to the interior of your home. If you want to cut back on the overall cost of your bill and protect the inside of your home as well, invest in a chimney cap today.
Helps Prevent Fires
Keeps the Water Out
Do Not Wait Until it is Too Late
- Water in the firebox
- Dark stained areas in the ceiling or on the walls by your fireplace