Chimney caps are a reasonably economical purchase for homeowners, and they serve many beneficial purposes. It’s best to have chimney caps fitted and installed by a professional to ensure a seamless fit around the actual chimney itself. Below are some reasons a chimney cap may work for your home.
- Keep rodents out. Without a chimney cap, rodents, bats, birds, and squirrels have an open-door invite for a party in your chimney. These animals can build nests, causing significant issues inside your chimney. A chimney cap will successfully keep them out and cost less than a professional to extract them.
- Help prevent fires. Occasionally wind can carry a spark or ember up the chimney and out the flue, which can be a potential fire hazard for your roof. Fire damage to your roof is a considerable burden and expense. A chimney cap is fitted with a mesh shield that prevents sparks from leaving the flue, preventing any significant fire hazards.
- Regulate indoor temperatures and save money. A chimney cap will prevent cold air from entering your home in the winter and hot air from entering your home in the summer. This helps regulate your home’s indoor temperature, keeping your thermostat and HVAC system from going up and down, saving you money in the long run.
Contact our team at Smithrock Roofing today for chimney cap fitting, installation, or replacement. Our team of professionals can help you decide which type of chimney cap will work best for your structure and your budget.