Chimney Caps Damper Repairs
A chimney flue cap with proper rain and animal guards is an affordable and easy way to protect your chimney system and prevent common issues.
A chimney flue cap with proper rain and animal guards is an affordable and easy way to protect your chimney system and prevent common issues. Rain entering the chimney system can cause damage, not only from erosion but also through the more damaging freeze-thaw process. The damage can cause an unsafe condition for wood burning or venting your heating appliances. It can also lead to mold and mildew in the chimney, causing an unpleasant smell.
Animals such as squirrels, raccoons, opossums, and birds, like the EPA protected Chimney Swift, commonly build nests in the flue. Even small nests can block the chimney’s ability to vent properly, causing dangerous gases to roll back into the home. Larger nests can lead to chimney fires. Nests are not the only problem with animals in the flue. The animals and their young can not only be noisy, but their excrement can fall into your home. As for the Chimney Swift, they are a protected animal. Once they set up a nest, they can not legally be removed. They Traditionally build their nests in June or July. The adults and their young, usually don’t vacate until September. Installing a Chimney cap can ensure you don’t succumb to any of these easily avoidable hardships.