The 3 Ways Chimney Caps Can Save Your Home From Fire, Water Damage, and Unwanted Guests

Chimney cap installed to prevent rodent entry to home/attic/buil

Did you know that chimney caps can prevent up to 75% of chimney fires? That they can save you thousands of dollars in repair costs by keeping water and debris out of your chimney? That they can stop animals like squirrels, raccoons, and birds from nesting in your chimney and causing health hazards? If you have a fireplace or a wood stove in your home, you need a chimney cap to protect your investment and your family.

  1.  Chimney Caps Help Keep Water Out

Water is your chimney’s worst enemy. It can cause bricks to crack, mortar to crumble, metal parts to rust, and flue liners to deteriorate. Water can also leak into your home through the chimney and cause mold growth, wood rot, ceiling stains, and structural damage.

Chimney caps prevent water from entering your chimney by creating a barrier between the flue opening and the weather. They also divert rainwater away from the chimney crown and help prevent ice dams from forming in winter.

  1.  Chimney Caps Help Prevent Fires

Chimney fires are one of the most common causes of house fires in America. They occur when creosote buildup or other combustible materials ignite inside the flue. Chimney fires can spread quickly through cracks or gaps in the flue liner or mortar joints. They can also send sparks and embers flying onto your roof or nearby trees and start a wildfire.

Chimney caps help prevent chimney fires by containing sparks and embers inside the flue. They also block leaves, twigs, pine cones, and other flammable debris from entering your chimney.

  1. Chimney Caps Help Prevent Animal Invasion

Animals like squirrels, raccoons, and birds love to make their homes in chimneys. They find them warm, cozy, and safe from predators. However, these animals can cause many problems for homeowners. They can create noise, odors and messes with their droppings, fur, and feathers. They can also carry diseases like rabies, histoplasmosis, and salmonella. Moreover, these animals can block airflow in your chimney creating fire hazards or carbon monoxide poisoning risks.

Chimney caps stop animal invasion by preventing them from entering or exiting your chimney. They also deter them with metal mesh screens that are too small for them to squeeze through.

Chimney caps can extend the lifespan of your chimney and your home. 

In summary, these vital chimney accessories reduce maintenance costs and can help prevent costly repairs. They are essential for any homeowner who has a fireplace or a wood stove in their home. They protect your home from fire, water damage, and animal invasion, as well as improve your home’s energy efficiency, air quality, and curb appeal.

If you don’t have a chimney cap yet, or if you need to replace an old one, don’t wait any longer. Check out samples of our custom chimney caps.   Contact us today for a free estimate on our high-quality custom-made chimney caps. We guarantee you’ll be satisfied with our workmanship and customer service.