Professional Chimney Cap Installation You Can Trust
The top of your chimney is one of the most critical parts of the structure. The chimney cap, or chimney screen is a unit that is placed on top, and its installation is essential for blocking the entry of water. A chimney cover will also prevent animals such as birds from attempting to construct a nest within the chimney flue.
Common Chimney Cap Problems
Chimney air flow is essential to the performance of the fireplace. While the wire mesh on the chimney cap will prevent animals, moisture and wind from entering, it can also get clogged with a substance called creosote. When this happens, the fire in the fireplace won’t get the oxygen it needs. You will find it harder to start and maintain fires, and given the fact that creosote itself is flammable, this can result in a chimney fire. It is for this reason that Heat Span recommends getting your chimney cleaned at least once a year, to ensure that creosote and soot are removed, so your cap and its mesh don’t become clogged.
When you want to prevent downdrafts: Wind can cause downdrafts in chimneys that don’t use caps, which will cause the interior of the home to become smoke-filled while also allowing cold air to enter. This is totally undesirable, but by installing a chimney cap, cover or screen you will be able to block the cold air blasts from entering your home while giving it greater energy efficiency.
- When you want to block rain while having a spark deflector: Chimney caps often come equipped with a wire mesh that can be used to deflect sparks. This is important in weather or climactic conditions which are dry. Additionally, when it rains, the cap will keep water from entering the chimney. This is critical as the water is allowed to flow downward into it will enter the home’s attic and can destroy your walls or ceiling.
- When you want to prevent wild animals from entering the home: You’d be surprised at the number of different animals that can enter your home through the chimney. Some of them include raccoons, squirrels, birds, bats, and snakes. They rarely leave on their own, and you should avoid physical contact with them as they might carry disease. A chimney cap will prevent these creatures from entering your property and causing havoc.
Choose Heatspan for Chimney Cap Installations
Heat Span has the experience, expertise, and tools needed to install a chimney cap that will keep your chimney and fireplace working the way they should. We only use the highest quality materials and products and we can perform any maintenance on the chimney that you need. We will evaluate it to determine if any problems are present, and we can remove any animals which have decided to make your chimney their home.
Contact us online or call (718) 865-3404 today to learn more about our services.
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