What is the Point of a Chimney Cap?

Most, but not all, chimneys have chimney caps. If you’re not sure if you have a chimney cap or not, it’s easy to find out. All you need to do is go outside and look up. There is a large cement slab at the top of your chimney. This is the chimney crown, and it is built...

Water Damage and Your Chimney

Your chimney seems indestructible, and for the most part, it is. However, overtime, water can cause major damage to your chimney structure. That is why preventative maintenance is all the more important for protecting your chimney against water, especially over the...

Ways to Keep Your Chimney Closed

Your chimney is an important part of your home. It keeps the smoke and exhaust out of your home, directing it into the great outdoors. As important as it is to make sure that the smoke is able to exit the chimney, there are also some things that need to be kept out....

Chimney Caps

What’s the purpose of a chimney cap? Well, the name says it all! A cap is something you put on top of something to keep it covered, like a baseball cap on your head keeps the sun off and keeps your hair in place on a windy day. You put a cap on a pipe to keep it...

Keeping Animals Out of Your Chimney

You love your fireplace, no doubt about it. And birds and other animals love your chimney. Yes, your chimney is a natural draw for birds and animals, and now that the weather is turning nicer, you’ll need to be on the lookout for these unwelcome visitors. Luckily,...