The main purpose of a chimney cap is to keep rain out of your chimney. Rain and other moisture if it gets down your chimney can cause erosion and the build up of mold over time.
Erosion can cause all sorts of problems. If your chimney erodes and this causes cracks in the flue liner, smoke may penetrate the rest of the home and the radiant heat can cause fires. In addition, moisture mixed with creosote and soot can cause the deposits to harden, making the sweeping of your chimney more difficult and causing even more issues. A chimney cap is a relatively inexpensive item that can save you a lot of money and headaches in the future.
Go take a look at your chimney, if you don’t see a cap up there, give up a call or book online today!