A Quality Chimney Cap Can Save You Money & Frustration!
One thing we’re often asked is, does my chimney need a chimney cap, even if I don’t use it? The answer is, “Yes, definitely!” Every chimney needs a cap, which is why we don’t consider it a chimney accessory — we consider it a chimney necessity.
So, what is a chimney cap and why does every chimney need one?
Imagine going outside during a heavy rain and holding a cup up in the air. What would you expect to happen? Well, eventually, you’d expect to have a cup full of water, right? While your chimney flue is very different from a cup, without a chimney cap, it’s like that cup — wide open to the elements. And if your chimney flue takes in rain, it’s not a question of if you’ll have to make costly repairs, but when?
What kind of damage can you expect if you don’t have a chimney cap?
Most commonly, uncapped chimneys experience these problems:
- rusting components, including the firebox, damper, and chimney liner (if metal)
- cracked and flaking flue tiles
- water-damaged and stained chimney stacks
- water-damaged and stained ceilings/walls on the interior of the home
That’s one of the main reasons the chimney cap is so important. It’s an affordable chimney component that protects your chimney against devastating water damage and keeps your hard-earned money in your wallet.
Home maintenance is a necessary part of home ownership, but there are little things you can do to keep expenses down, and installing a chimney cap is one of them.
But chimney caps don’t just keep water out, they also keep birds and animals out…
What kinds of animals and birds nest in chimneys?
Certain critters, like Chimney Swifts, squirrels, and even mice, snakes, raccoons, and bats, find chimneys to be safe and attractive nesting sites. They can get down into an uncapped chimney — bringing nesting materials, mites, fleas, feces, and disease with them — and cause a ruckus.
You may hear scratching, chirping, and other sounds, and if the animal is nocturnal, they may wait until you’re ready to sleep to start the party.
What’s worse is that sometimes these animals can get trapped inside the chimney or fall down into the fireplace. This is especially common with baby birds and animals, and is the cause of many chimney-related animal deaths.
Not only do you not want animals coming down through your fireplace or getting hurt or stuck inside of your chimney, but you certainly don’t want the aroma of a rotting animal to accompany your dinner party. All of this can be prevented simply by having a quality chimney cap professionally installed — and C&C Chimney makes it easy and affordable for residents and business owners in Tulsa and the neighboring communities.
With C&C Chimney, You Get A Long-Lasting Chimney Cap & An Expert Installation
Here at C&C Chimney, we sell and install attractive, discreet, long-lasting chimney caps made of quality stainless steel and copper. We have caps that can fit chimneys of all sizes perfectly, and because they’re made of quality materials, you won’t have to worry about rusting or corrosion.
We also have caps with spark guards and screens, and offer chimney caps for a variety of situations. Having draft issues? We have a cap that may help. Need an especially animal-resistant cap? We’ve got one. Just give us a call at 918-396-8296. We’re here to answer any questions you may have about which cap may be right for you, so don’t hesitate to ask.
Ready to have your chimney cap installed? Call or fill out our online appointment request form today and experience family-style care and the ultimate customer satisfaction.