We Install Chimney Caps In New Haven & Fairfield CT
Chimney Caps: 4 Major Functions
A chimney cap is the protective cover for the top of your chimney. They are often black or silver in color and have four major functions:
- Preventing sparks and embers from your fire from getting out of the chimney and onto your roof or to nearby structures where they could start a fire
- Keeping rain out of your chimney. If rain gets into your chimney, it can cause a wide range of problems. When it mixes with creosote, it can cause the mortar of your chimney to erode. It will also eat away at the metal parts inside the chimney, such as the damper or chimney liner, causing them to rust.
- Preventing squirrels, birds and rodents from nesting inside your chimney.
- Stopping leaves, branches and other debris from getting inside your chimney.
Chimney Caps Replaced
If your chimney cap is damaged or destroyed, you should replace it as soon as possible. As indicated above, chimney caps serve several important functions in order to keep your chimney safe and efficient to use. These are all important when it comes to the longevity of your chimney. Animals can cause severe damage and destruction to the chimney structure, not to mention the fact that animal droppings can be hazardous to your health.
If you don’t have a chimney cap, call Total Chimney Care today. We offer beautiful caps that come in all shapes, sizes and materials. A chimney cap will make a beautiful addition to your home, as well as provide important protection for your chimney structure.