You do not want to leave your house exposed to animals and the elements. That is what happens when your chimney does not wear a cap. For chimney cap installation in Washington, DC, from the experts, count on American Professional Chimney & Masonry Service. With more than 43 years of experience, our CEO leads a team of skilled chimney sweeps.
Chimney Cap Installation Keeps out Water & Animals
The top of your chimney is open for a reason. This is the place where heat, smoke, and gases exit your home. However, a chimney that is not covered is vulnerable to the elements and Mother Nature. Moisture from heavy rain and snow can enter your chimney, as can small animals and birds. Keep unwanted elements out with chimney cap installation.
Another benefit of these rain caps includes fire prevention. The same cap that keeps rain and animals out, keeps burning embers from exiting the chimney, landing on your house or a nearby tree, and starting a fire.
Installing the Right Chimney Cap
Come to our company for chimney repair, maintenance, and installation services. Our professionals have the skill and knowledge to install the right rain cap for your chimney. A chimney cap is a metal structure that consists of a top made of stainless or galvanized steel or copper over a mesh screen. This effectively blocks animals from climbing down into your chimney, as well as water from pouring in and damaging the structure of the chimney itself. It is essential to get the right size chimney cap. One that is too big or too small does not do its job properly and is a waste of your money. Rely on our experienced professionals to install a sturdy rain cap of the proper size so you receive all the benefits of this essential chimney accessory.
Prevent Down Drafts with a Chimney Cap
Another advantage of installing a chimney cap is to prevent down drafts, which are blasts of air that travel down the chimney and into the fireplace. This causes smoke to blow right into the house. These same blasts of air can be extremely cold and contribute to the need for increased energy consumption just to maintain a comfortable temperature. Stay comfortable and keep your house smoke free with the installation of a chimney cap.
Contact us today to protect your home from animals and water with a properly fitting chimney cap. We serve customers in Washington, DC; Alexandria and Annandale, Virginia; and Hyattsville and Silver Spring, Maryland; as well as the surrounding areas.