Keep Water & Animals Out Of Your Flue With A New Chimney Cap
When water enters your chimney flue, it can destroy the flue liner itself, as well as the throat damper, the firebox, and anything else it encounters on the way down. Not only can this damage significantly shorten the service life of your entire chimney system and decrease its efficiency, beauty, and safety, but it can cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars to repair. Unfortunately, water acts quickly and often goes unnoticed for long periods of time, which can allow it to do major damage before a problem is even discovered.
But water isn’t the only concern when it comes to chimney flues – you always want to keep birds, animals, and insects out! Once inside, these tenants can block the flue; bring in flammable nesting materials, feces, fur, feathers, and twigs; and even get trapped inside the flue or make their way into your home. But the good news is, a high-quality chimney or rain cap can protect your chimney against this damage and keep unwanted intruders out. A quality cap will also discourage gusts of air from rushing down into your chimney and causing backdrafts and smoke problems.
Don’t Let Stray Sparks Threaten Your Property
In addition to keeping things out, chimney caps work to keep certain things in! Many have spark guards, which prevent stray sparks and ash from floating up and out of the home, landing on the roof or in nearby brush and causing a fire.
There’s A Chimney Cap For Every Flue & Aesthetic
Chimney caps are fitted and installed at the top of the flue where it extends past the chimney stack, and prevent moisture, air bursts, animals, and birds from entering. Most commonly, these are constructed of some sort of metal – like stainless steel, galvanized steel, or copper – and can be simple and low-profile or decorative. Caps come in a variety of styles and sizes, so whether you have a single flue chimney or a multi-flue chimney, we’re confident we can help you find a cap that will perfectly fit with and protect your chimney.
Request An Appointment With Northwest Fireplace and Chimney Today
Is your chimney protected against animal, bird, insect, and moisture intrusion? Let Northwest Fireplace and Chimney help! Call us at 219-413-2349 to have a chimney cap installed today – or request an appointment online!
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