Keeping water out of your chimney is one of the most important things you can do as a homeowner. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) warns that water is the greatest enemy of masonry chimneys because of the amount of expensive damage it can do. The CSIA also recommends a chimney cap as the most economical preventive measure you can take against water penetration of your chimney. You also need to be aware that the cheap aluminum caps you can find at Lowe’s or Home Depot will not provide the type of protection you need.
To protect your chimney against water penetration damage, Blue Ridge Chimney Services can help you with our top quality stainless steel chimney caps. We offer chimney cap sales and professional installation services to the residents of the Shenandoah Valley area. Let us tell you more about the important functions of a chimney cap so you can see why it is so important to have a top quality cap.
Prevent Water Leaks
Without a chimney cap professionally installed on the top of your chimney, you have an open hole on your roof that allows water from rain and melted ice and snow to enter your home. Blue Ridge Chimney Services can help you select the best chimney cap for your chimney. Our CSIA-certified technicians will make sure it fits properly to provide the best protection against chimney water leaks.
Keep Wild Animals Out
Birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other wild animals often mistake chimneys for trees when they are looking for a safe place to nest. If you do not have a chimney cap on top of your chimney, they can get inside your chimney to make a new home. Blue Ridge Chimney Services can show you chimney caps that are equipped with mesh metal sides that prevent wild animals from being able to enter your chimney.
If you are having problems with the wind causing back-drafts in your chimney, you can correct those drafting problems with a chimney cap that has special vents on the sides. These vents will direct the wind to improve your chimney draft by pulling out the smoke, gases, and other byproducts of combustion as exhaust. Our knowledgeable staff is happy to help you find a draft-improving cap for your chimney.
Stop Hot Sparks From Jumping Out
The chimney caps with metal mesh sides that keep animals out of your chimney can also prevent an accidental roof or brush fire. These mesh sides prevent hot sparks and embers from jumping out of the top of the chimney and landing on the roof or in your yard. Reducing this fire hazard is one of the many benefits of a top quality chimney cap.
Make sure your chimney cap is of the best quality. Contact us at Blue Ridge Chimney Services to find out more about our stainless steel chimney cap sales and installation services.