Harsh New England weather can be relentless on our chimneys here on the Cape. Exposed flues without caps are a perfect avenue for snow and rain to enter your chimney. Water damage to clay flue liners and corrosion of dampers, cleanouts and metal connector pipes are frequently found in uncapped chimneys.
Call Top to Bottom Chimney Service for information about our guaranteed quality Chimney Caps which we supply and install to order. We stock a range of products and prices on the van, and you can rely on our advice on what’s the best for your specific chimney.
Our first contact with a customer is often to survey and repair a chimney stack in poor repair, and the root cause is often water ingress over the years and resulting frost breaking up the masonry. On completing the repair we almost always recommend the installation of a cap to maintain the lifetime of the repair and the integrity of the chimney to prevent a similar breakdown from occurring as quickly.
A properly installed Chimney Cap:
- Keeps out rain and snow, preventing costly water damage to the flues
- Keeps animals and birds from blocking chimney flues, which can cause inadequate airflow and create a carbon monoxide hazards.
- Keeps fly-ash and embers off the roof surface and out of the gutters, preventing a roof structure fire
- Prevents wind from pushing smoke and harmful gases back into your home, preventing chimney odors and possible health issues.
Racoons, squirrels and birds find our chimneys to be a perfect shelter for nesting and having their young. Nesting material from birds and squirrels can completely block a heating system flue, causing dangerous carbon monoxide to back up into the home. You may not know this has happened during the summer until you fire up the system in the fall and encounter real problems. These are not marketing scare tactics, but real life situations that TOP TO BOTTOM encounters frequently out in the field!