Keep Your Chimney Protected
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Why They Are Important
A chimney cap serves as a small but vital piece of equipment that can significantly influence the longevity and performance of your chimney. By protecting the interior of your chimney from various elements, it provides numerous benefits that range from enhancing safety to reducing maintenance costs.
Preventing Moisture Damage
One of the primary functions of a cap is to keep rain, snow, and other forms of moisture out of your chimney.
Blocking Animals and Debris
A chimney cap acts as a barrier against animals like birds and squirrels that may try to nest in the chimney.
In windy conditions, a draft can send smoke and fumes from the chimney back into your home.
Preventing Escaping Sparks
Chimney caps prevent sparks or embers from your fire from escaping and potentially starting a fire.
Caps can prevent warm air from escaping your home when the fireplace is not in use.
Beyond the practical benefits, a chimney cap can also enhance the look of your home.
A cap can limit the amount of moisture entering and thus help minimize unpleasant odors.
The best way to keep your chimney and fireplace bug-free is with a chimney cap or damper. You should also seal any cracks or gaps and clean your chimney regularly along with the hearth area. Additionally, maintaining your home's exterior and properly storing firewood will keep the bugs at bay.Read Full Answer
Installing or replacing a chimney cap ensures the safety and longevity of your chimney system. This process involves selecting the appropriate cap, preparing the chimney, and then securing the cap in place. Here is our step-by-step guide for installing a chimney cap.