Houston Chimney Caps
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A chimney cap is installed atop a chimney to cover the opening of your chimney’s flue and/or chase. As there are lots of things you want to keep out of your chimney, there are also things that you want to keep inside your chimney.
A chimney cap will stop large burning embers from escaping your chimney and landing on your roof [or near your house] which can lead to a fire. Caps will also keep water, animals, or debris from getting into the chimney.
Rain is the primary enemy of your chimney. Not only does water cause a musty odor when it mixes with soot, it also creates an acid that breaks down mortar and causes chimney components to rust. Water also can drip on the throat damper—causing it to rust and warp.
Brick and mortar are both porous materials weaken with continued exposure to water. So, the obvious and preferred way to keep your chimney from deteriorating over time, damaging your home, and requiring expensive repairs is to make sure that water stays out of it. Thus do yourself and your family’s large home investment a favor by Capping your Chimney!
Why Do I Need A Chimney Cap?
A chimney cap serves to:
- Guard against flue blockage: Leaves or debris entering your chimney can cause flue blockage and lead to smoke damage, fire or even carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Eliminate moisture damage: Water entering your chimney erodes masonry and mortar joints and will cause your damper or firebox to rust out or decay. This creates a potential hazard and added expenses.
- Prevent rodent, critter or bird invasion: Chimney caps protect your chimney from nesting birds, squirrels, raccoons, and other disease-carrying animals.
- Protect against airborne sparks and embers: Our chimney caps have up to 18 gauge mesh that reduces the risk of fires caused by embers and sparks exiting your chimney flue.
If you need a new chimney cap, ASAP Operators can make sure you have a correctly-sized cap. Also, we will ensure that it is properly installed to keep water out for the life of your chimney. Please realize, if you have a prefabricated fireplace, they must have the proper manufacturer-specified chimney cap.
Custom Aesthetic Chimney Caps
ASAP Operators provides decorative custom caps that are designed to match a variety of architectural styles and preferences. From magnificent multi-flue Caps to beautiful copper pieces, we can provide you with the right answer for your home. It really does not matter what type of chimney or style you prefer. We are here to assist you each step of the way.
To learn more about the chimney sweeping process, view the video below.