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Many people tend to forget that a chimney cap requires maintenance as
much as the rest of the heating system. However, it's recommended to
employ a professional chimney cap repair and maintenance service at
least once a year. Reliable cleaning companies offer this type of service
as a part of their inspection and cleaning package.
Regular maintenance and repairs affect the performance of your
chimney cap. Regardless of the original material and quality of the
piece, it will deteriorate with age and due to the abuse from the
elements. Any kind of damage will reduce the efficiency of the
protection. Therefore, the reasons for employing a chimney cap repair
and maintenance service are the same as the reasons for installing the
1. Protect the chimney from the debris.
Small twigs and dry leaves that the wind blows into the vent can cause a
fire once you light your stove or fireplace. A cap ensures that the amount
of debris that can get into your chimney is reduced greatly.
2. Keep the animals away.
Another common reason of fires are animal nests. Raccoons, squirrels,
and birds, in particular, tend to 'occupy' chimneys while the owner
doesn't use them. A protective cap will effectively keep them out.
3. Reduce moisture.
A cap reduces the amount of rainwater and snow that might get into the
chimney. The damage from moisture is most dangerous to stainless steel
liners and dampers. Water also speeds up mortar deterioration greatly
and can cause expensive repairs. Therefore, prevention is the most cost
efficient solution to this problem.
4. Reduce the risk of roof fire caused by sparks.
Embers and sparks that travel up the vent are a common cause of roof
fires. A protective shield will ensure they don't get out.
5. Block downdrafts.
When the weather is windy, the smoke might be blown back intoi your
home. Talk to your chimney cap installation specialist to determine the
shape and construction of the cap that will be most effective in
preventing this problem.
Top 3 Things You Need to Know before Installing A Chimney Cap
In order to ensure this piece of equipment performs well for many years,
you need to know the following things before installing it:
1. There are different types of caps.
The type determines the cost as well as levels of protection and
efficiency offered by this piece of equipment. To get the highest degree
of protection you should install a multi-flute cap that is attached to the
2. The warranty usually requires installation and repairs to be
carried out by professionals.
Installing the cap yourself may void the warranty by default, unless you
are a certified technician who specializes in this kind of jobs.
3. The caps might be blown away by strong winds.
You will need to inquire the technician who will perform the installation
about the extra steps that can be taken to ensure the piece holds up to a
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