Chimney Cap Install – Chimney Top & Powder-Coated Chimney Caps
The expert chimney sweeps at Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney offer chimney cap installation, chimney cleaning, chimney relining, chimney masonry work, chimney rebuilding, and more in Knoxville TN and nearby cities of Pigeon Forge TN, and Gatlinburg TN.
Chimneys are built without chimney caps, and yet these are essential appliances to anyone who wants to save money on chimney maintenance. Various types of damage are prevented by chimney caps, and they also help to avert danger. Our certified chimney sweeps at Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney are happy to install and repair chimney caps for homeowners in Knoxville TN as well as the entire surrounding area, including Gatlinburg TN, Pigeon Forge TN, and Morristown TN.
Chimney Caps Keep Water Out
Water is a destructive force when it gets inside chimneys and chimney masonry. When water gets into the chimney flue, it mixes with creosote, a highly flammable substance deposited in chimney flues with every wood fire burned. The toxic components in creosote together with water begin to cause erosion of the flue lining.
The chimney cap also helps to keep moisture out of the masonry surrounding the flue, the chimney damper, and metal fireboxes. Your chimney will require fewer repairs and will have greater longevity, if you have a chimney cap on your chimney.
Our certified chimney sweeps often bring along an assortment of chimney caps when out in company trucks performing chimney services for our customers in Knoxville, Morristown, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge as well as the greater Knoxville area. A chimney cap is truly vital for every chimney, and we strongly advise anyone who doesn’t have one on their chimney to get one without delay.
Chimney Caps Keep Out Animals and Debris
It’s best to get a chimney cap that is complete with strong mesh. That way, it can keep out rain as well as animals and debris that might blow in during storms, such as leaves and branches.
Snakes, squirrels, raccoons, bats, and birds are among the species of animals that often climb into chimneys that don’t have a chimney cap. For instance, in spring and summer, it’s typical for raccoons searching for a den for their cubs to climb into a chimney because they are seeking a dark and quiet place.
Chimney swifts are a breed of birds that naturally nests in hollow trees, but nature doesn’t always accommodate their desire for a chimney-like structure. In Tennessee, chimney swifts usually arrive in late March and move on by mid-October. These are federally protected birds. If chimney swifts build nests in your chimney, it is unlawful to disturb them. There can be a lot of noise during the period when baby chimney swifts are hatched and too small yet to fly. By having our chimney experts at Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney add a chimney cap, you can avoid this inconvenience.
Chimney Caps Can Have Spark Arrestors Plus More
Another important feature on chimney caps is a spark arrestor, which can usually prevent small fire-starting embers from escaping the chimney. Sparks and embers often drift up the chimney; but, with a spark arrestor, possible fires on the roof or on other combustible materials are prevented.
Types of Chimney Caps
We always tell customers to get any type of chimney cap, whatever their budget, so that they can have all the benefits and protections they provide. Chimney caps are available in a wide range of styles and in different materials. You can choose from copper chimney caps, stainless steel chimney caps, powder-coated chimney caps in a range of colors, and others.
At Four Seasons Fireplace & Chimney in Knoxville TN, we offer chimney cap installation, chimney cap replacement and repair, and comprehensive chimney sweep services for our customers in Morristown TN, Pigeon Forge TN, Gatlinburg TN, and the greater Knoxville area. Be sure to contact us without delay, particularly if your chimney currently has no chimney cap.