Is Your Chimney Fitted With A Quality Chimney Cap?

 

Having a chimney without a chimney cap is like keeping your window open at all times.  Without a cap, your chimney is exposed to moisture, animal intrusion, debris, backdrafts, and more.  Why leave your chimney and home unprotected when you could have Black Moose Chimney & Stove install a chimney cap instead?

Chimney caps and top-mounted dampers can be installed at the top of the flue, completely closing off the chimney with a rubber gasket and protecting your home from the elements.  Chimney caps and top-mounted dampers can also help keep the heated or cooled air inside of your home, while keeping the outside air out.  This can decrease your utility bills, returning the investment in no time at all!

What Does A Chimney Cap Protect Against?

  • Moisture: Water and moisture can cause a significant amount of damage to your chimney system by causing rust or corrosion to your damper, damaging your chimney liner, rusting your firebox, and more. What better way to prevent moisture altogether and save you a great deal of money in repairs than to install a chimney cap?  This way, your chimney is always protected – rain or shine.
  • Animal and/or insect intrusion: When you leave your chimney open to the outdoors, you are potentially letting critters such as birds, rodents, and insects into your home. This is a not only a noisy nuisance, but a safety hazard.  These intruders can bring in foreign, flammable items such as nesting materials, feathers, food, feces, and even diseases.  These animals’ lives are also threatened, as they can fall into the firebox or get trapped in the chimney with no way out.  Do yourself and the animals a favor by having a chimney cap installed.
  • Debris: Debris such as branches, twigs, and leaves can fall from overhanging trees to create chimney blockages or fires. This is incredibly dangerous, and the best way to protect against blockages from debris is by installing a chimney cap.
  • Backdraft: Without a chimney cap, strong winds can blow cold air or debris into your home. This results in higher utility bills, more cleanup, and an unpleasant smoky odor.

We’ll Help You Find The Perfect Cap

There are several different types of chimney caps available and Black Moose Chimney & Stove is happy to help you find the best fit for your personal needs.  Whether you’re looking for a copper or stainless steel cap or something more specialized, such as a uniquely sized, wind-directional, UL Listed, or top-sealing damper cap, we’ve got you covered!  Request an appointment online or give us a call at (603) 525-7905 to discuss your chimney cap needs today.

 

Don’t ignore the early signs of a chimney leak. Call the chimney and fireplace services specialists at Black Moose Chimney & Stove to fix the problem before it causes major damage to your home or chimney system.