Keep Your Chimney Clean & Dry With A Quality Chimney Cap!
At Michael’s Chimney Service & Restoration, we know that your home is your safe haven. That’s why we want to help prevent damages that could originate in your chimney by installing a chimney cap. Certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), Michael’s Chimney Service has helped ensure safer, more family-friendly fireside experiences throughout Weschester, Fairfield, and Tolland counties for nearly a decade. We have the experience and training to professionally install a quality chimney cap that will offer protection, season after season.
What Is A Chimney Cap?
A chimney cap is a metal covering specially designed to keep moisture, animals, and debris out of your chimney flue. Underwriter Laboratories, a company that produces innovative and successful safety solutions, considers a chimney cap to be a safety essential – and we’d have to agree! We offer a range of caps here at Michael’s Chimney Service & Restoration and we’re confident we have a cap that will perfectly fit your chimney, whether it be masonry or factory-built. For the highest quality and most durability, we highly recommend copper or stainless steel caps. When you opt for one of these two metals, you can expect your cap to provide years and years of effective service and protection.
Why Do I Need A Chimney Cap?
Without a chimney cap, your chimney flue is open to anything and everything, from corrosive rain to flue-blocking animals and debris. That’s why a capless chimney can quickly become a major expense and a major fire hazard. Chimney caps help prevent squirrels and birds from making their nests inside the narrow openings of your chimney flue, restricting airflow and blocking gases that could potentially cause carbon monoxide poisoning, chimney fire, and smoke buildup in your home.This is true not just for the flue attached to your hearth appliance, but for your oil or gas furnace, boiler, or water heater flue, as well. Additionally, animals that crawl in through the flue may not be able to climb out and may perish inside your chimney, leaving your house with an unbearable stench for days.
Excess moisture from rain, snow, and ice can also inflict irreversible damage to the internal structure of your chimney when a cap is absent. These damages can lead to expensive repairs and infuse your house with unwanted mold and odor.
Not only do caps prevent these damaging elements from entering the flue and igniting a chimney fire, causing smoke problems and carbon monoxide poisoning, or leading to the need for thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs, they are also able to catch sparks and embers that float up through the flue, preventing nearby trees and brush from catching fire.
Put A Cap On Your Chimney For Longevity & Protection
If your chimney cap is missing or in bad shape, give the professionals at Michael’s Chimney Service & Restoration a call! We install Chim Cap’s stainless “Forever Cap” and quality caps from Olympia Chimney Supply because we believe they provide the best products and the best service. We’ll help you find the perfect cap that will complement your home and keep your chimney in great shape. Give us a call at 860-920-9120 or click here to request an appointment with one of our CSIA-certified technicians!