Chimney caps may be an overlooked part of your chimney, but they are essential in proper chimney installation. They are very beneficial to your fireplace and can prevent certain chimney issues. Proper maintenance of your fireplace is incredibly important. The best way to prolong the life of your fireplace is by investing in the right accessories from the beginning. Chimney caps be a fun way to express your design preferences and they have several technical benefits to ensure that your fireplace is long-lasting and free of damage. Read on to learn more about chimney caps.
What is a Chimney Cap?
Chimney caps are protective coverings that are installed over the top of your chimney. They are usually made of steel or copper mesh and come in a variety of styles to match the outside of your home. On top of the mesh ring, is a cap that helps protect your chimney from rain and downdrafts.
Benefits of a Chimney Cap
Keeps Water Out: Water is the last thing you want in your chimney. Excess moisture can lead to serious issues for your fireplace and chimney. It can also produce mold and mildew in your chimney, which can get into your home. Extra water in the chimney increases your home’s humidity, which can make your house less comfortable.
Blocks Drafts: When it is windy outside, drafts can blow through your chimney into your home. When you do not have a fire lit in the winter, downdrafts can make your home much chillier. But if you have a fire going, you may wind up with smoke in your house. A chimney cap can get prevent these downdrafts from entering, keeping your home warm and smoke-free.
Prevents Blocked Flues: Twigs, leaves, and other debris that accumulates on your roof can end up in your chimney. These blockages keep smoke and carbon monoxide from exiting the chimney can cause them to flow back into your home. Instaling a fire cap stops all manner of debris from blocking your chimney.
Stops Stray Sparks: When you light your fireplace, some sparks and embers will float up from the fire into the chimney. These particles from the fire can end up on your roof or can come in contact with trees or power lines nearby. A chimney cap will catch and contain any stray embers and keep them from landing on your roof or anything else nearby.
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Champion Chimneys, Inc. is a fully licensed, bonded and insured chimney service company that has served customers in Baltimore County, Howard County, and Anne Arundel County, Maryland since 2001. Our team is trained and certified by Certified Chimney Professionals, Inc. (CCP, Inc.). Courteous service is our trademark, and our crews arrive on time in uniform, driving fully equipped trucks. We specialize in all aspects of your chimney system. Whether you need chimney and flue cleaning service or a full chimney rebuild or inspection, contact us at 443-Chimney today and let us fix all your chimney problems. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.