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One of the most common problems with chimney caps is that they can become clogged with debris. This can cause reduced air flow and eventually lead to a fire. For this reason, it is important to regularly clean your chimney cap to prevent this from happening.
Common Chimney Cap Problems
1. Missing Chimney Caps and/or Guards
A chimney cap may be damaged by weather, storms, time, and deterioration. This vital component of your chimney must be treated with care and maintained in good working order in order to prevent moisture from starting the process of structural deterioration.
Another possible problem caused by missing caps or guards are animals. Animals are drawn to a chimney if the top is protected from the rain with only a bonnet but lacking an animal guard and spark arrester. And once an animal gains access, allk types of havoc can occur. So, be sure you inspect your chimney regularly in order to prevent larger problems from a missing or ineffective cap.
2. Early Deterioration Caused by Rust and Stains on the Chimney and Roof
The humid, wet weather in New Jersey may cause your chimney cap to rust. This can lead to structural failure as well as unsightly stains on the roof and chimney. Replacing the current cap with a newer model will resolve this problem.
3. Incorrect Types of Chimney Caps Leading to Draft and Safety Issues
Because of the many types of masonry chimney flue caps, each one must be developed specifically for the structure. After-market chimney tops and caps are frequently used on brick/masonry chimneys, resulting in homeowners’ difficulties.
If the cap is a “one size fits all” design or has window screening applied as a “quick-fix” repair, the homeowner will frequently have drafting and smoking problems with the fireplace or gas chimney flue. Chimney caps from hardware stores and other online sources are frequently more harmful than useful.
Many of these “DIY” fireplace flue covers installed on masonry (or factory-built) chimneys rust rapidly and have no guarantee of durability. The quality and workmanship of those types are poor, and they may eventually fail, causing significant damage. Do your research before installing your own chimney cap or, better yet, call a pro.
Good job on the brick pointing and replacement of the chimney cap.
Thank you for repairing my chimney. I was happy with how fast you were able to get the work done.
We needed a sweep and some flashing repair and the guys at Royale came through.
Great price and good quality work. Soni and his team fixed the flashing and leaks and replaced the chimney cap.
Good job safely installing the new liner on our chimney and thanks for cleaning up so well!
The work by Soni and his crew was performed very professionally and at an affordable price.