You count on the different systems in your home to function properly. However, in order for each system to work as efficiently and as safely as possible, you should make sure all of the components are in place and good condition. When it comes to your chimney and fireplace system, one of the most important parts is the chimney cap.
For over 25 years, All Seasons Chimney have been providing superior professional chimney maintenance, repair, and installation services to the residents of the Lower Hudson Valley region. We have seen what can go wrong when a chimney does not have a cap. We would like to share with you five reasons why you need to cap your chimney.
1. Prevent Water Damage
According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), a chimney cap is the most economical method of preventing water penetration damage to masonry chimneys. Without a good chimney cap professionally installed on the top of your chimney, you are at a higher risk of water leak damage. This deterioration can be accelerated during the winter, and you may need expensive repairs to restore the stability of your chimney.
2. Avoid Bird and Wild Animal Invasions
If you have ever had to deal with a bird, squirrel, or raccoon inside of your chimney, you know the importance of capping your chimney. All Seasons Chimney can show you chimney caps with mesh metal siding that will keep critters from entering your home through the chimney.
3. Reduce Accidental Fire Risk
The mesh metal siding that prevents wild animals from invading your chimney serves another important function of stopping hot sparks and embers from jumping out of your chimney. These hot sparks can land on your roof, yard, or trees and ignite an accidental fire, and capping your chimney greatly reduces this risk.
4. Improve Draft
When your chimney has draft issues, it can be challenging to get a good fire going in your fireplace. All Seasons Chimney can show you chimney caps that are equipped with vents that can help to direct the wind into your chimney to draft properly. You will not have trouble with lighting a fire this winter with a draft-improving chimney cap professionally installed on the top of your chimney.
5. Increase Curb Appeal
At All Seasons Chimney, you will find a variety of stainless steel and copper chimney caps to help your chimney to function effectivel. These caps can also add beauty to the exterior of your home. We are happy to show you chimney caps that will add to your curb appeal and the value of your house.
With so many good reasons to professionally install a cap on the top of your chimney, it is easy to see why it is such an important component of your system. If your chimney is uncapped, contact us today to schedule an appointment!