Prevent Animal Invasion
Animals see an uncapped chimney as an open invitation to move in. Unfortunately, they bring with them a variety of evils.
Birds and animals carry diseases such as rabies and histoplasmosis. Bird droppings combine with rain to create a terrible smell. And, once a squirrel or raccoon gets into your chimney, it may also enter your home where it can cause untold damage to furniture, drapes, and carpets. Animals nesting in your chimney are also an unnerving source of chatter and commotion. And, their nests can result in dangerous flue blockages.
Prevent Moisture Damage
More chimney damage is caused by the lack of a chimney cap than any other source. Rain causes premature deterioration to the chimney interior and can damage metal fireboxes and dampers. It can also erode flue tiles and mortar joints, causing them to crumble and leave dangerous cracks and blockages.
Prevent Flue Blockage
Flue blockage from leaves, branches, nests, etc. can set the stage for dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning or fire.
Prevent A Roof Fire
A chimney without a proper cap may allow airborne embers to ignite shingles, leaves, trees, or grass. Protect yourself - give us a call, and we'll install a chimney cap for you.