Chimney caps, which cover the top edge of your chimney (the chimney crown), are one of the most important features of your chimney. They are also probably the most inexpensive preventive measure that a homeowner can employ to prevent water penetration and damage to the chimney.
However, many homeowners are unaware of how important this piece is. Simply put, it’s the component that keeps all of the rain out of the chimney. This is critical because water is actually more damaging than fire to a chimney. Moisture deteriorates the materials of the chimney and when the chimney is not sealed or moisture damage is left unrepaired, will lead to costly repair.
We offer chimney sealing services to protect your chimney from moisture, but we can also prevent a lot of other water damage to your chimney by installing a simple chimney cap or chimney crown to cover it. The chimney cap’s second function – and just as important – is to protect your chimney and home from the elements like wind and fire, as well as keep birds, bats, squirrels and insects from nesting in your chimney