Your chimney is made up of a lot of important components, but one that tends to get underestimated is the chimney cap. Having a chimney cap installed is one of the most affordable ways to protect your chimney and fireplace from all kinds of threats and ailments, and it won’t take long for your sweep to get the job done, either. If you need repair or replacement services for your chimney, don’t want to wait any longer to set up an appointment with our team. Call now!
The Role Of A Chimney Cap
So, how can a simple chimney cap keep your chimney safer? Well, first and foremost, it will protect it from water, snow, and other types of moisture that break down your structure. Water damage and leaks lead to all kinds of decay and deterioration, and they cause your chimney components to rot, rust, and stain, as well. Combine all this with mold accumulation and the harmful freeze/thaw process, and you’ve got yourself some big problems to deal with before lighting any fires!
Chimney caps cover the flue opening, so that no water can easily enter – it’s an easy fix!
Along with keeping out water, chimney caps can also prevent animals from entering your flue. Birds, raccoons, squirrels, and more like to find refuge in open chimneys because they offer a great spot to build nests and hide out from predators and bad weather. Unfortunately, with animals comes leaves, twigs, grass, dirt, and more, all of which build up and create clogs and obstructions. Chimney caps will keep these critters out for good, so you can stress less about draft and venting issues.
Worried about downdrafts? Chimney caps help to prevent those, as well, and they can keep stray sparks from landing on your roofing materials, too. All in all, they serve a wide range of functions, all of which play big roles in keeping your home and family safer and more comfortable throughout every burning season.
We Offer A Wide Range Of Options
Here at Environmental Chimney Service, we offer single flue chimney caps, outside mount chimney caps, and pot toppers, and they all come in a wide range of sizes and styles. No matter what your setup looks like, we are certain we can help you out, so reach out to our team today to learn more about all of our products.
Why Choose Us?
We’ve been there for community members in Asheville and all of its surrounding cities for close to 30 years now. We are CSIA certified and equipped with extensive technical knowledge, ensuring we can handle your chimney cap needs with the care and professionalism you are looking for.
Don’t leave your chimney and fireplace in a vulnerable position this fall and winter. Ensure everything is well-protected and ready for use by counting on our team of experts every step of the way.