Spring showers is good for plants and grass, but it can cause all sorts of issues in your chimney system, if you system lacks the proper protection. As a large portion of your chimney is exposed to the outdoors, this make it vulnerable to the weather. If rain, sleets, snow, or ice gets into your chimney, this can lead to lots of issues for your chimney system.
If you don’t have a chimney cap in place, your chimney is wide open to water and animal invasions. Your chimney is the perfect and safe hiding place for birds and small mammals to build nests. We highly recommend homeowners to invest and install a chimney cap to protect their chimney and home.
What is the job of a chimney cap?
The top of your chimney is basically an opening on the top of your home, which goes all the way down to your fireplace. This opening is crucial for letting smoke, gases, and excess heat out of your home. However, this also means rain, snow, sleet or anything else can easily enter your chimney too. This is why it is very important to install a chimney cap on your chimney.
A chimney cap is specifically designed to keep moisture and animals from entering your chimney. It is designed to fit snugly on your chimney flue and provides a cover over the opening of your chimney, preventing intrusions. The cap sets on top of a mesh cage, which allows for smoke and hot gases to leave your home while you enjoy your fires.
Will a chimney cap affect my home’s aesthetics?
Chimney caps come in a wide variety of sizes, materials, and styles. There are a lot of options when it comes to finding the perfect chimney cap. Some people prefer the bright new look of a stainless steel or copper chimney cap. They also come in a variety of colors too.
The chimney caps that we offer at Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions are made of high-quality metals. Although these caps are a little more expensive, you will be so happy to invest in a cap that will last for years. In fact, if we install a stainless steel chimney cap on your chimney, it comes with a lifetime warranty, which means you are literally making a once in a lifetime investment!
We can custom make a chimney cap for you!
If you have a chimney that was built a long time ago, or you think that your chimney size isn’t standard, no worries. At Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions, we can custom fit a chimney cap to fit any size, style, or type of chimney. If you want to protect your home, but you want to do it in style, a new chimney cap from Hale’s Chimney and Fireplace Solutions is what you need. Call us today at 972-562-6851 or schedule an appointment online!