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Why You Should Repair Your Chimney Cap

The chimney cap, although a seemingly small component of your chimney, plays a very important role in keeping your chimney safe and structurally sound. As winter approaches, it is important that your chimney cap is functioning correctly. Our team of certified specialists can make sure your chimney cap is in working order and replace or repair if damaged.

Why Your Chimney Cap is Important

Why You Should Repair Your Chimney Cap - Carbondale CO - Bulldog ChimneyThere are many reasons why your chimney cap is important. The main duty of the chimney cap is to keep your chimney dry and free of any debris. By doing this, the chimney cap maintains the structural integrity of your chimney and its supporting components. Here are 5 important tasks your chimney cap performs everyday.

Prevents Moisture

Moisture can be very damaging to your chimney’s interior. When moisture such as rain and snow get inside of your chimney, it can cause the flue liner and other chimney components to start to decay. Over time this decay will cause serious structural issues that will need to be addressed to maintain the safety of the chimney.

Keeps out Animals

Many animals, such as birds, rodents, and other wildlife, like to make their homes in the warm interiors of a chimney. However, many times these animals cannot exit the chimney and eventually die. Maggots, flies, and unpleasant odors can then become present in your home. Also, these animals create blockages in your chimney, which can cause creosote to build up faster since the particulates cannot exit properly.

Blocks Downdrafts

Many homeowners are under the misconception that chimney caps create draft problems, when in fact it is quite the opposite. While an incorrectly installed chimney cap (or lack of a chimney cap) can create a downdraft, a properly installed chimney cap will prevent downdrafts all together. There are even special chimney caps available that a certified professional can install to handle even the most difficult downdrafts.

Stops Sparks and Embers

Chimney caps are essential in helping to protect your home from dangerous fires. They help prevent stray sparks and embers from escaping the chimney and igniting nearby trees and roofing materials.

Deters Debris

Leaves, tree branches, trash, and other debris can easily find its way into your chimney without a chimney cap in place. This is not only annoying, but can also increase the danger of a chimney fire.

Chimney Cap Repair and Replacement

If you have a chimney cap but are unsure of what condition it is in or if it is even functioning properly, it is critical you have a CSIA certified professional check it out. Our stainless steel chimney caps are made of the finest materials that will last over time and cause you less hassle down the road. We are so confident in our product that we also offer a lifetime guarantee with all of our chimney caps. Give us a call today to install a chimney cap or inspect the one you currently have.

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