We Install & Replace Chimney Caps
You might look around town and see neighbors’ roofs with naked, uncapped chimneys, and wonder, “Why would I need to add a chimney cap to my home?” People certainly have left chimneys uncapped for years, but it’s far from wise, and here’s why:
Flues Without Chimney Caps Welcome Water
A chimney, if we’re looking at it as simply as possible, creates a hole in your roof. And yes, that hole leads into your chimney system and fireplace (rather than directly into the walls and ceilings of your home), but when water is allowed access to the system it will:
- erode the masonry of the chimney
- create damage and smells that you don’t want there
- quite possibly spread beyond your chimney and into the walls and ceiling surrounding it
Having a properly sized chimney cap installed is a pretty simple and cost-effective way to keep water from coming directly into your chimney and home and causing damage and decay.
Flues Without Chimney Caps Also Welcome Animals
We love animals, but most of us don’t want wild animals coming into our homes and setting up shop. An open flue is an open invitation to birds, squirrels and other animals, and when they make a home in your chimney, they routinely bring along flammable debris, bugs, smells and annoying noises that no one wants in their home.
Nesting animals can be particularly dangerous, because their nests can block the flue, causing problems with appliance and chimney efficiency, and creating a fire hazard. A securely installed chimney cap will tell animals to keep moving on their search for a new home.
On top of these benefits, chimney caps can really add to your home’s visual appeal, bringing an attractive cosmetic termination to the chimney.
How Do I Know I’m Choosing The Right Chimney Cap For My Home?
Coopertown Services technicians will help you choose a chimney cap that looks great and functions well. But here are a few helpful details about the different types of caps:
Single Flue Chimney Caps
As the most basic chimney cap, these caps cover a single opening at the top of a chimney, and are made of galvanized steel, stainless steel or copper.
Multi-Flue Chimney Caps
These caps are preferable for multi-flue chimneys because they offer a larger umbrella of protection and tend to look a lot more attractive and finished than a cluster of small caps.They can be made of copper, brass, stainless steel, or sheet metal with a black enameled paint.
Custom Chimney Caps
Coopertown Services builds and installs custom chimney caps that are specially designed and built for your home, chimney and taste. They can be made with any ornate designs or materials you choose, and since they’re completely custom-crafted, they’ll fit your chimney like a glove.
If you need a new chimney cap, call us at 901-358-7777 or click here!