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Why Investing in a Chimney Cap Is Recommended

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chimney with a cap

A properly-functioning chimney requires a chimney cap comprised of steel or copper mesh wires woven into various protective covers. Connecticut residents receive an average of 50 inches of rain per year. A cap protects the chimney from rain and droughts by lying on top of the mesh rain cover. And also saves homeowners from frequent chimney repairs and rebuilding.

Although chimneys can be operated without a cap, doing so raises safety and efficiency hazards. A chimney cover makes it simple to keep your chimney clean. The rain, debris, and insects that the caps prevent benefit the chimney and your wallet in the long run.

If you’re still not convinced, our expert chimney sweep in Connecticut has compiled a list of reasons you should invest in a chimney cap immediately! Continue reading to find out.

Prevents Water from Entering the Chimney

If water gets inside your chimney’s stonework, it will decay considerably faster than it otherwise would. Because moisture is like a chimney’s kryptonite, it may lead to thousands of dollars in repairs if it isn’t dealt with immediately. In addition, the wetness can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which can harm your health.

Improves Energy Efficiency

Have you found that your home is not as cozy as it should be despite lighting a fire? If you answered yes, you might be experiencing a draft in your chimney. On a cold night, when you want to feel nice and cozy inside your home, the last thing you need is for the wind to blow through the chimney. Therefore, getting a chimney cap can solve that problem.

Protects the Roof from Sparks and Embers

Embers and sparks will enter your chimney every time you light a fire. These sparks pose a fire risk if they land on neighboring vegetation or grass. A chimney cap installed by a professional chimney service can significantly lessen the likelihood of a fire in your home.

Prevents Pests, Birds, and Debris from Entering

If you don’t utilize your fireplace and chimney often, critters will find an easy way in. So will debris. While the animals may be gone, the nesting material they leave behind, such as twigs and branches, could start a fire if you use your fireplace. Blocking them off with a chimney cover is one solution, leaving no possibility for wildlife or avian life to use it as a home or nesting spot.

Bird droppings on a rooftop with a chimney

Chimney Rebuilding in Connecticut

No one knows chimneys and fireplaces better than Creative Masonry & Chimney. Our team focuses on providing high-quality chimney cleaning and repair services.

When it comes to choosing a chimney cap, we’ve got you covered.

Contact us right away to learn more about our chimney cap installation services.