A Chimney Cap Acts Like a Roof for the Flue
Every chimney needs a cap for the same reason every house needs a roof. Without a cap, the chimney flue and crown are unprotected against the elements. You see, chimney flues are large openings pointing skyward. Chimney caps with “spark arrestors” are used to cover the flue opening and keep out moisture, animals, birds, and other things.
Why It’s Important to Keep the Elements Out of Your Chimney
- The stainless steel mesh on a chimney cap and spark arrestor is perfect for keeping out squirrels, birds and raccoons.
- Chimney caps also prevent leaves, twigs, and other debris from entering any type of flue (including oil and gas furnaces) and causing blockages or chimney fires.
- AND they help eliminate wind-induced downdrafts. This makes it easier to keep that fire or furnace burning without interruption.
What to Keep IN Your Chimney
We Install Chimney Caps and Even Create a Custom Chimney Cap for You
Clean Sweep of Anne Arundel County offers and installs many types, sizes, and styles of chimney caps and tops.
- We offer stainless steel caps, which are guaranteed against rust and have the best chance of lasting a long time.
- We offer copper chimney caps, which last much longer than those made of regular galvanized metal — and we find many love the way they patina through the years.
- We make and install custom chimney caps as well.