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What is a Chimney Cap?






Chimney Cap Installation Information

A chimney cap covers the top of a chimney. It plays a central role in protecting your chimney from moisture damage and debris buildup. The cap will also prevent small animals from accessing your chimney and potentially entering your home. Keep reading to learn why you should consider installing a chimney cap.

1. Keep out Small Animals

During the winter, small animals seeking warmth may try to enter your chimney. A cap with wire mesh will prevent these unwanted intruders from gaining access to your chimney.

2. Protection from the Elements

A chimney cap will help keep out rain and snow. Water damage will definitely shorten the life of your chimney. If excessive moisture is allowed to build up in your chimney, this may lead to the growth of mold and mildew. Not only is this mold unhealthy, it may also cause unpleasant odors.


3. Personal Safety

A chimney cap can eliminate dangerous fire hazards. It may help stop unsafe downdrafts of smoke from entering the home when it is windy outside. Additionally, a chimney cap provides additional protection from sparks and embers that could land on the roof and start a fire. As a precaution, you should have your chimney inspected periodically.

4. Less to Clean

Chimney caps can keep out leaves, twigs, branches, and other debris. As a result, you will not need to have your chimney cleaned quite as often. The cap can also protect the chimney crown.



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