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The Importance of Chimney Caps

At Capitol Chimney Service, we provide all sorts of chimney services, but our most popular service is without a doubt the good ol’ fashioned chimney sweep. We’ve been sweeping chimneys since 2001, and one of the things we almost always recommend to homeowners is installing a chimney cap. A chimney without a cap is pretty much like a house without a roof!

What Is a Chimney Cap

Chimney caps, also called rain covers or flue guards, are probably the most inexpensive preventative chimney solution that you can employ to prevent water penetrations and damage to your chimney. Without a chimney cap, you essentially have a hole in your roof.

The Benefits of Installing a Chimney Cap

Usually made out of stainless steel or copper, a chimney cap serves to keep water, leaves, debris, and animals out of your chimney. Debris like leaves and twigs can cause chimney fires, so chimney cap installation is a good safety feature for your home.  Not only do chimney caps prevent debris from getting into your chimney, they also prevent embers from your flue chamber from getting onto your roof. Consider chimney cap installation to avoid house fires and roof damage.

And finally, chimney caps also prevent excessive rainwater from going down your chimney and weakening your bricks and mortar as well as causing your dampers or firebox to rust or deteriorate.

Need Chimney Cap Installation in D.C., MD, or VA?

Hopefully by now you’ve realized how important it is to have a chimney cap installed in order to prevent damage and avoid expensive chimney repairs.

If you need a chimney cap in the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia area, contact us today. As a small, family-owned chimney company located in Silver Spring, Maryland, we strive for attention to detail and quick turnaround time on jobs. Our goal is to make your chimney and fireplace cleaner, safer, and more energy-efficient. Make sure to check out our chimney service discounts!

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