5 Reasons Your Whole Home Wants Your Chimney to Wear a Cap
A chimney cap is not just a jaunty decoration from your mom’s favorite musical. It’s actually an important safety measure for your whole house.
Chimney Caps Reduce Moisture Damage
Chimney caps help prevent rainwater from getting into your chimney and down into your home. Rainwater can cause serious damage to chimneys with stainless steel liners, dampers, and mortar joints. Moisture intrusion will also lead to mold and mildew growth.
Chimney Caps Keep Out Chimney Swifts and Other Animals
Chimney swifts, squirrels, and raccoons can all get into your chimney, and in many cases, they won’t be able to exit. Professionally installed chimney caps can prevent an animal from getting trapped in your home’s chimney.
Chimney Caps Block Downdrafts
A downdraft is when the wind decides to take a turn down your chimney. If you don’t have a chimney cap on your wood-burning fireplace when a downdraft occurs, it can blow smoke back into your home, which fills your home with smelly and staining smoke at best, and can spark a dangerous fire at worst.
Chimney Caps Stop Sparks and Embers from Starting Roof Fires
Lit embers or sparks that travel up the chimney can land on the roof, possibly catching it on fire. A chimney cap helps block this from happening, which is why some people refer to chimney caps as spark arrestors.
Chimney Caps Prevent Debris Build-Up
Leaves, branches, and twigs, as well as other debris, can enter a chimney and build up, causing blockage, encouraging animals to nest in your chimney, and making Santa Claus’ job harder. A chimney cap can prevent this build-up and keep your home in great shape.
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