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Every Chimney Deserves A Cap

If you’ve made it a goal to take better care of your chimney this year, then A-1 Chimney Specialist is here to help you out with some great chimney services and helpful advice. If you know anything about the anatomy of your fireplace, then you know it takes multiple well-working parts to ensure everything functions normally every time you light a fire.

Our CSIA certified staff can check your system over during one of our inspections, then let you know which areas need some work. And we’ll make sure you have every piece necessary for ensuring your system stays protected and runs efficiently night after night! One thing we’ll look into is the condition of your chimney cap. If you don’t have a chimney cap or if your current cap is in rough condition, we can set you up right!

chimney capWhy Are Chimney Caps Necessary?

If you’re one of the ones without a chimney cap in place, then purchasing one for your home is essential for ensuring optimal chimney health. In fact, Underwriters Laboratories won’t list a liner as meeting their safety standards unless there is a chimney cap in place! The best part is, they’re very affordable and don’t take long for your sweep to install. There’s no reason not to get one right away!

So, what do chimney caps do, exactly?

Well, for one thing, they play a big role in keeping water away from the inside of your chimney. Water is one of the more harmful things your masonry can come into contact with and, if your brickwork absorbs a lot of it, you’ll face some serious issues down the line. Along with this, excess moisture triggers rust, rot, stains, mold accumulation, and tons of other similar problems all of which threaten the strength and integrity of your system.

With a chimney cap in place, rainwater and snow won’t be given easy access to your system. Chimney caps seal the top of the chimney, so that nothing can leak through and cause damage. It’s a worthwhile investment for any home, and we guarantee it will save you time, money, and stress down the line!

Other Benefits of Chimney Caps

Along with this, chimney caps keep animals out of your system, so that they can’t sneak in and build nests. Chimneys offer a warm and cozy place for critters to camp out. These creatures aren’t in a safe or convenient spot once fires start getting lit in your fireplace. Along with this, extra debris in your system will cause clogs and drafting issues. Both of which threaten the safety and efficiency of your fireplace. Keep pests out for good by calling on our expert staff today!

And that’s not all! Chimney caps are also known for preventing downdrafts, stopping stray sparks from landing on your roof, and keeping random debris from blowing into your system. There are lots of different materials to choose from, based on your specific needs. When you count on our team of experts, you can rest easy knowing your chimney cap will work hard and keep your system safer for years to come! Why wait? Give A-1 Chimney Specialist call today!