Chimney caps are specially designed covers for the mouth of your chimney that help to increase the security and safety of your home.
Quality chimney caps will stand up to the harshest weather, including brutal Utah winters.
Protect Against Water Damage
Chimney caps help prevent water from getting in the chimney. This is important because the mortar that holds the bricks in place can disintegrate over time when exposed to continuous moisture.
Plus, if the inside of your chimney is moist and moldy, it can permeate your home with an unpleasant musty odor.
Guard Against Pest Infestation
Chimney caps discourage mice, squirrels and birds from making your chimney their home. Creatures are drawn to chimneys because of the warmth, and eradicating an infestation can be dangerous to handle on your own, and expensive to pay a professional to do.
Not only can rodents and birds be diseased and dangerous, they may also die in your chimney, which will create a serious stench that spreads through your home.
Reduce the Risk of Fire
Sparks can fly out of uncovered chimneys and land on the roof, starting a fire there or possibly igniting dry leaves in the gutters. Wind can blow sparks onto the lawn or into trees and brush where it can start a fire.
Chimney caps prevent this from happening, thereby reducing the risk of a house fire.
If you use your fireplace as a heat source, you may be all too familiar with downdrafts. On a windy day, a breeze that blows into the chimney can cause your entire home to fill with smoke. When you have a cover on you chimney, it lets smoke out but prevents wind from blowing it back in.
It’s a One-Time Investment
What’s great about a chimney cap is that it’s a one-time purchase. As long as your chimney is swept regularly, which you most likely have scheduled anyway, the professional cleaner will ensure that the cap is functioning as it should, and you’ll enjoy the benefits it provides for years to come.
Professional Installation Is Key
Don’t give in to the temptation to install a chimney cap on your own. Climbing onto your roof is dangerous, especially when the weather turns cold and the roof gets icy. Professional installation eliminates your risk, and when you let the pros handle the project, they will make sure the cap is sized to your chimney properly. It will be less likely to blow off because of a bad fit.
Wizard Screens and Gutter handles the sale and installation of high-quality chimney caps that are sure to provide all of these benefits, plus add curb appeal to your home. Call today for a free estimate.