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3 Benefits of Chimney Caps

3 Benefits of Chimney Caps

Your chimney does an important job of ventilating your home and keeping it protected. Many chimneys have additional components, like a chimney cap, to ensure the chimney can function properly. A chimney cap is an attachment that covers the top of your chimney to protect it from various outside forces.

Chimney caps provide several benefits. Here are some reasons you should get a chimney cap for your home:

1. Prevents Water From Entering

An open chimney top makes it susceptible to damage when water gets in. Moisture can make bricks and mortar deteriorate faster and increase the chance of mold and mildew growth. Additionally, rain from the chimney could affect other parts of your home, such as the attic or interior structures like the wall or ceiling.

A chimney cap installation helps prevent water from entering your chimney and causing potential moisture issues. The cap has a cover that goes over the top of the chimney to keep water out, but it doesn't obstruct airflow because it has mesh siding.

2. Guards Against Animals and Debris

While chimney caps stop water from entering the chimney, they also stop animals and debris from going down the chimney. Snow, leaves, branches and animals won't fall into your chimney because the cap covers the top and sides. You won't need to worry about the damage debris could cause or dead animals getting stuck.

3. Maintains Drafts

Your chimney's draft is vital to taking smoke away from your home. A chimney cap helps maintain the draft by blocking wind and keeping the draft consistent, which removes the smoke from the firebox and the top of the flue.

The cap also prevents wind downdrafts from sneaking down your chimney, causing your fire to go out, making your home cold or letting smoke go back into your home.

Contact Anderson's Chimney & Masonry Services for Chimney Caps

A chimney cap offers many benefits for homeowners looking to keep their chimneys safe and in working condition. Whether you need a chimney cap replacement or want to install a new one, Anderson's Chimney & Masonry Services is here to help. We can help you find and install the perfect chimney cap to protect you and your home from the elements year-round.

Chimney caps come in various sizes, styles and colors. Our experts will ensure you get one that suits your home and needs best. Let us help you start the chimney cap installation process by contacting us online or calling 717-970-5685 today!

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