The Importance of a Chimney Cap
By Doug Hetsch
June 13, 2017
In order to work at the highest level of efficiency, your chimney and venting system needs to have several components in place. One of the most important components is the chimney cap. Without a cap professionally installed on the top, your chimney is basically an open hole on your roof. You would never leave a door or a window into your home wide open. However, if your chimney is uncapped, it is almost the same thing.
You need a chimney cap that is in good condition on top of your chimney. This protects your home from unwanted invasions of water, birds, and wild animals. All American Chimney Service has a variety of chimney caps from which you can choose. Plus, we provide professional installation services from our Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified chimney technicians. So, you can always be assured that your cap fits properly. We would like to tell you more about why a chimney cap is such an important part of your chimney and venting system.
PREVENTS WATER LEAKS
According to the CSIA, a chimney cap is the most economical way to protect your chimney fromwater penetration damage. Your cap covers the top of the chimney to keep water from rain, ice, and snow from getting into your home through the flue. Doing this prevents your chimney and home from suffering from extensive and expensive deterioration.
KEEPS BIRDS AND WILD ANIMALS OUT
Trees are being cut down for real estate development and construction purposes. Due to this, birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals are forced to find other nesting spots. Guess what? Your chimney is among the possibilities for these critters’ new homes! All American Chimney Service can help you keep from sharing your home with wild animals with a chimney cap. In addition, one that has mesh metal sides that make it impossible for them to enter the chimney.
STOPS ACCIDENTAL FIRES
The mesh metal sides on chimney caps do more than just keep out wild animals. They also stop hot sparks and embers from being able to jump out of the chimney. These sparks could land on your roof or in your yard and ignite an accidental fire, which could be devastating for your family and home!
If you have had trouble with getting fires started in your fireplace, you may want to look into a special type of chimney cap that can improve your chimney draft. These caps are equipped with vents that direct the wind to pull out the combustion exhaust from your home. Our customers who have asked us to install these types of caps have given them raving reviews.
All American Chimney Service offers a wide variety of chimney caps made from copper, stainless steel, and other durable materials.Contact usto learn more about our chimney cap sales and professional installation services!