WHY DO I NEED A CHIMNEY CAP?
One of the biggest problems that a masonry fireplace can have is not having a chimney cap over its flue. Its also one of the easiest and least expensive fixes to make if you cap your chimney in time. Professional Roofers, Inc. is here to assist you with any chimney repair services you may need.
This cap is essential because it keeps birds and animals out, as well as rainwater. Although the masonry inside the chimney can absorb a large amount of moisture which later evaporates, rainwater can collect at the base of the chimney. When rain or snow gets into a chimney, it begins to deteriorate the masonry, which in turn can cause water to seep into the home and lead to lots of costly and troublesome damage. Moreover, when animals get into a chimney, they can not only obstruct the flow of air and toxic gases out of your house, but they can perish inside your chimney. As a result, an unpleasant odor can permeate your entire home.
For a minimal fee, a chimney cap can prevent this kind of expensive and annoying damage. Protective coverings for chimneys are usually made of aluminum, galvanized or stainless steel, or copper, and most come with a mesh screening that’s designed to keep sparks in and animals out.