The Dangers of Not Capping Your Chimney

Every piece of your chimney’s anatomy serves an important function, unfortunately, some of these parts tend to get less attention than others. For example, the chimney cap is hard to see and does not always need much maintenance. Therefore, many people underestimate its vital role. If your cap is missing or broken, you may not see any immediate need for action. However, the truth is, you should get things repaired as soon as possible to avoid damage and threats to your home.

A chimney cap is an affordable investment. At SirVent Chimney & Venting Service, we can install a new one for you in no time. If you need help, count on our team right away!

Avoiding Water-Related Issues

Water can wear down your brickwork and masonry in a hurry, so doing all you can to prevent it from entering your chimney is a must. Chimney caps play a major part in this! Chimney caps cover your flue’s opening, so that water and excess moisture does not have easy access. This keeps both your masonry and liner in better condition.

Is water damage really that big of a deal? Yes, we would have to say so. The more your masonry deteriorates, the higher your risk is for experiencing bigger problems like a chimney collapse or settlement. Along with this, gaps and openings throughout the structure encourage things like carbon monoxide, smoke, and other gases to enter your home, which all can trigger serious illnesses.

Preventing Clogs & Obstructions

Another reason why chimney caps are so important is that they block out animals and excess debris from entering your chimney. Between leaves and twigs getting blown in by the wind and woodland critters, your chimney can get clogged up fast, which inhibits airflow and decrease efficiency.

Poor airflow can leave you with a smokey living space, and it encourages the build-up of creosote too. Creosote is highly flammable, so having a lot of it in your chimney could put you in serious danger! When clogs are present, your system will not run as efficient, and you may face big and expensive damages thereafter.

Invest in a Chimney Cap Today

A chimney cap is an incredibly worthwhile investment, and having one installed will save you a lot of money down the line. If you are not sure what condition yours is in, call in our crew for an inspection. We can look things over and make sure you are adequately set up to avoid damage and deterioration.

There is no time to lose. Chimney caps are one of the easiest ways to avoid costly and time-consuming repairs, so ask our team about getting yours today.