What prevents animals and insects from sliding down your chimney into your home? A chimney cap protects your house from pests and rodents and prevents sparks and ash from damaging your roof. Chicago’s Capital Chimney can help you prepare for all seasons with the right chimney cap.
Block Bugs & Drafts With A Fitted Cap
A chimney cap covers the flue, protecting fireplaces, furnace flues, and boilers so that smoke can escape but nothing can get inside. Capital Chimney matches the cap shape to the following flue shapes for the best results.
Do I Need A Chimney Cap?
If your chimney cap is missing or damaged, it’s essential to get it repaired, replaced, or installed immediately – especially before using your fireplace. The proper spark arrester will save homeowners thousands of dollars in unnecessary chimney repairs or fire damage expenses.
- Preserves Liner
- Keeps Pests Out
- Lowers Excess Water
- Prevents House Fires
- Maintains Interior Temperature
Keep The Fire In The Fireplace
Your vent might not be a hospitable place for rodents and birds to nest. They might die, or their nests might cause a chimney fire, which can be extremely dangerous to the rest of your home. Fortunately, barriers keep nature out.
These flue covers also protect you from bodily injury. Ash and sparks might fall into your living room or bedroom from a draft that pushes into the shaft. These can harm you or your family, possibly setting fire to the home’s interior.
Look Out For These Common Issues
Homeowners should look out for these pitfalls when it comes to their hearth.
- Small Mesh Screens
- Faulty Installation
- Building Codes
Smaller mesh screens can prevent proper ventilation when it snows or ices in Chicago. That’s why you should ensure the mesh is the right size to ventilate your home in all weather.
Even if you already have a cover, it might not be installed correctly. If you’re experiencing drafts or infestations, call Capital Chimney to find out if your home needs a special design or a simple repair to a chimney cap. A faulty installation can create more problems with building codes and fire codes and void future homeowner insurance claims.
How Long Does A Chimney Cap Last?
Depending on the material, a barrier should last about as long as the chimney. However, severe weather might require a chimney cap replacement, especially if high winds have loosened it.
Protect Yourself With A Chimney Cap From Capital Chimney
Spark arresters installed by Capital Chimney Corp. are stainless steel with a lifetime warranty. With a proper installation, we can solve an existing problem and prevent new ones from occurring. Call today to schedule your free estimate!