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Reasons To Install A Chimney Cap

Chimney caps are an essential part of your chimney’s anatomy, but not everyone is aware of the importance of having one. A chimney cap performs multiple job for your fireplace, and it is affordable too. There’s no reason to not have one on your chimney, learn more about the benefits of a chimney cap below.

Keeping Out Water

One of the biggest benefits of a chimney cap is to prevent water damage. When water is allowed into your flue and then absorbed in your brickwork, the damage can be quite devastating. You’ll be forced to spend hundreds of dollars to repair cracks, holes, and deterioration.

A chimney cap is installed over the flue so water cannot enter to trigger countless issues. In fact, Underwriters Laboratories won’t qualify a lining system as meeting their standards if a chimney cap is not installed. If your have a fireplace, let us help your fireplace to remain and be safe for use for many years to come, without fearing for structural damage that may lead to an eventual settlement or collapse. Give our team a call right now.

Preventing Animal Entry

Another huge benefit of chimney caps is their success pf keeping out birds and other creatures. Chimneys offer a perfect location for animals to enter and settle in, and they often choose these warm and cozy spots to build nests. Unfortunately, animals such as raccoons are known to get stuck inside your chimney. It’s safer for both the homeowner and the animals to have your chimney properly sealed.

Less Debris Buildup

Creosote and materials produced by your fire will always build up in your chimney, and they need to be cleaned out on a regular basis to avoid clogs and other hazardous issues. What about debris from the outdoors? It’s also very common for sticks, leaves, dirt, and other materials to get blown into the chimney, thus triggering clogs and buildup in your chimney.

To make matters even worst, animals can easily bring in things to use for nesting materials. This can lead to a clog really fast. Clogs lead to issues with airflow inside your chimney, putting your home and family at risk. Clogs also prevent your chimney from functioning efficiently and safely.

Other Benefits

Worried about stray sparks landing on your flammable roof? We have chimney caps that could stop sparks from escaping your fireplace. Chimney caps also help to stop downdrafts from coming down your chimney. Downdrafts affect the temperature inside of your home, making things less comfortable while also hiking up your energy bills. Chimney caps are one of the most beneficial things you can invest in for your chimney. Ask our team of experts about repairing or installing one right now by calling 704-621-9373.

Prevent Animals From Entering Your Chimney

When it comes to your chimney, animal invasions is not something you want or should deal with. They pose dangerous threats to your home and family, and they also cause the efficiency of your system to drop. If you are searching for ways to keep animals out for good, let us help. Our team of experts knows chimneys inside and out, and we’re confident that we can tackle your chimney issues with the best solution to help you feel safe and comfortable. Learn more about the dangers of animals in your chimney below, then discover how our CSIA certified staff can help. We’re ready to serve you!

Inhibiting Proper Ventilation

When it comes to the efficiency of your fireplace, airflow plays a key role. There must be right amount of air coming in and right amount of air escaping to ensure you get the most heat output from your fire.

Good ventilation also helps to keep harmful fumes and smoke from entering your living space. You must especially be aware of carbon monoxide, as it can cause serious issues for those living in your home. It’s important to install a detector to monitor carbon monoxide in your home to keep your family safe. We also strongly recommend having your system regularly maintained and inspected, this will ensure your fireplace is running smoothly and safely.

Threat Of Disease, Injury, Bugs, And Nasty Odors

When you have animals inside your chimney, animals can also pose a risk to those who attempt to remove them. Some animals may fight back especially raccoons, and this could lead to injuries or possible diseases, if bitten. However, if the critters pass away in your chimney, there are still some threat of illness. Removing it by yourself still can be a risk, and there is also the terrible smell associated with it.

So, How Do I Keep Them Out?

The best way to keep birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other creatures out of your chimney for good is to install a chimney cap. Chimney caps seal the opening at the top of your chimney, ensuring animals have no entry into your home to cause problems. They also provide other benefits such as preventing water entry, stopping stray sparks from landing on your roof, blocking downdrafts, and keeping out excess debris.

Are you ready to have a new chimney cap installed? Now is the perfect time to call our experts at 704-621-9373!