Chimney caps are a vital part of home ownership.
Water, debris and animals will make their way into your home through your chimney, so it’s important that the chimney is protected from these invaders.
In order to make sure that your home is safe, you should have your chimney inspected regularly, preferably once a year.
In addition to the inspection, you should hire a professional to clean the chimney. A chimney that is full of debris will not only attract pests, but is also a fire hazard. Regular maintenance and keeping the chimney covered with chimney caps is the best way to ensure that your home is kept in great working order.
Signs that your chimney may need to be cleaned include having smoke fill your fireplace, the presence of animals and pests, and excessive water coming through the chimney. All of these have their negative potentials, but excess water is most important because it can cause serious damage to your roof and home.
It’s best to have a professional install the chimney cap for you. A professional will also make sure that your chimney is clean and in proper working order.
There are many options available when selecting a chimney cap. They are crafted from copper or galvanized/stainless steel. Not only will these metals enhance the decor and style of your home, they are very durable.
Although most chimney contractors can install chimney caps, it is also very common for a local roofer to offer this service while they are inspecting, repairing or replacing your roof.