Protect Your Chimney Against Water & Pesky Critters With A Stainless Steel Chimney Cap
If you take a drive around, you’ll likely see loads of chimneys without caps, but here at Ceaser Chimney Service, we firmly believe that every chimney should have a cap on it. Why?
Chimney caps are important for a variety of reasons:
#1 Caps keep out water.
Water is no friend of your chimney, but without a cap, there’s nothing to prevent snow, ice, and rain from getting down into your chimney flue and causing damage. A properly fitted cap will work to protect this area and can also provide protection against snow and ice pileup on your chimney’s crown, another area vulnerable to water damage and leaks.
#2 Caps keep out pesky animals and birds.
It may not make much sense to you, but birds and animals oftentimes enter chimneys in search of warmth and shelter. Birds and raccoons may even make their nests inside of chimneys during the summer months, while squirrels and chipmunks may head in to escape the bitter cold of winter. Not only can this be bothersome to you and your family, but it can also be dangerous for the animals, as baby animals and birds can get stuck in the chimney or fall down into the fireplace and die. Additionally, flammable nesting materials are not what you want in your flue when you go to light the first fire of the season. But if your chimney’s uncapped, there’s nothing stopping birds and animals from making your flue their next home.
#3 Caps keep out leaves, pine needles, and other flammable debris.
Flue blockages can cause smoke problems and chimney fires, especially if the blockage is caused by flammable leaves and pine needles from nearby trees. A cap will work to keep debris out, so you don’t have to worry.
#4 Caps prevent sparks from leaving the chimney and causing fires.
Chimney caps are often referred to as “spark arrestors” because many include wire mesh guards, which prevent hot ash and floating embers from exiting the chimney and potentially causing a fire on your roof or in nearby trees or shrubs. Without a cap, those sparks and hot ash can easily get loose and run wild.
So what’s the verdict? You need a chimney cap!
Here at Ceaser Chimney Service, we’re proud to install chimney caps from Olympia Chimney Supply, a leader in quality chimney products. No matter what style you’re looking for, we’ve got it — from single flue stainless steel caps to top-mount/multi-flue caps.
Are you ready to give your chimney the protection it needs? When you trust your chimney cap installation to our CSIA-certified experts, you can expect a perfect fit, long-lasting protection, and quality results — guaranteed. Call 603-518-5773 or fill out our online appointment request form to learn more about the caps we offer or to request an appointment to have your chimney capped today.