Put a Lid On It!
An uncapped or damaged chimney is a risk, potentially leading to costly home repairs and even house fires. The simplicity and affordability of chimney cap repair and replacement make it one of our most popular services!
To better understand the important role of the chimney cap, let’s take a look at one of its main components.
Chimney Cap Repair: The Spark Arrestor
Quality chimney caps are fashioned out of a variety of metals, including aluminum, galvanized or stainless steel, or copper, and include mesh screening called a spark arrestor. The spark arrestor is built into the cap and plays multiple roles in the safe function of a chimney:
- keeps sparks in on windy days when they could set fire to other trees, leaves, or flammables
- creates proper drafting
- acts as a physical barrier keeping critters and birds out
Do you have a functioning spark arrestor in your chimney cap? When was the last time you had a chimney inspection by a professional chimney sweep?