You might forget to take care of your chimney because it’s not something you see every day. But, when you hear those animal noises, rain or debris coming in through your uncapped chimney, you realize you’ve made a mistake in neglecting it. Here are a few reasons why you should install a chimney cap soon.

Rain/Snow

Water in your chimney liner is never a good thing. Water damage can cause your chimney to deteriorate faster and cause more problems. A chimney cap prevents water from coming in by directing it away from the liner and down the sides of your chimney.

Animals

Summer is the season for birds to try to nest in your chimney. Without a chimney cap, their access is unobstructed, and they’ll make themselves right at home. Other animals such as raccoons and squirrels can also sneak into your chimney and your house, leaving you chasing an animal around and a huge mess.

Debris

You’ve seen the trees around your home shed their leaves and have had to rake them out of the yard. If you don’t have a chimney cap; those leaves and stray twigs can make their way into your home. Anything else floating through the air can also make its way down your chimney flue.

Extend life of your chimney liner

A cap protects your liner by preventing all those things from getting inside, therefore extending the life and effectiveness of your liner.

Increase draft

You want your chimney to have a draft so that it helps get the gas up the chimney and out of your home. A chimney cap can increase that draft upward while preventing downdrafts, and as a result, protect your home further.

Prevent fires

Those runaway sparks can’t get out onto your roof with a chimney cap installed. Because of that, they can’t spark a fire on your roof.

Contact us

You should always contact a professional to install your chimney cap. If you’ve decided that you want to purchase one, give us a call, and we can take care of the installation! 703-999-4505