Keep Dangers Out With a Chimney Cap
The cap is vital to an efficient and functioning chimney system. As the first line of defense against the elements, it must be present and in operative condition to protect your chimney and home. If it is not, you are at risk for a variety of problems. Luckily, SirVent Chimney & Venting Service of Lexington, KY has a team of CSIA-trained and certified technicians ready to handle any chimney cap installation or maintenance. Read below to learn more, then give us a call today!
What is a Chimney Cap?
Much like a baseball cap rests at the top of your head, the chimney cap sits at the very top of your chimney system. It plays a vital role by closing off the top of your chimney. Caps can be made of a variety of materials, but the most effective ones are stainless steel and copper. These materials are very durable, as they must last several years and be able to withstand the constant barrage from precipitation. There are also caps built with specific functions in mind, such as draft increasing chimney caps.
Why Are Chimney Caps Important?
The most important function of the cap is keeping unwanted items from entering your chimney. Water damage in the chimney is a major problem for many homeowners and can lead to costly repairs or significant problems in the entire house. A chimney cap prevents keeps your home safe by preventing water, snow, ice, and other precipitation from entering.
Chimney caps also keep animals out of your chimney and home. Animals such as birds, squirrels, raccoons, and chipmunks entering your chimney can cause a variety of problems. For example, they can bring with them nesting materials such as debris, twigs, sticks, and leaves. These are very flammable and can easily spark while you are using your fireplace. These flammable materials can also enter your chimney without being carried an animal, but a chimney cap will prevent this occurrence as well. Another important function of chimney caps is blocking downdrafts. Downdrafts blow smoke back into your home, which nobody wants to deal with while relaxing by the fire.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If your chimney cap is damaged or missing, count on the technicians at SirVent Lexington for any repairs or installation! We have a team of professionally trained and certified technicians ready to handle any chimney cap service in the Lexington, Ky area! Give us a call or schedule an appointment online today!