Do You Need a Chimney Cap?

 Do You Need a Chimney Cap?

Whether you have a gas fireplace or a wood-burning fireplace, you are going to have a chimney. There may be gas fireplaces out there made to function without a chimney, but these are still far less common than ones that do use chimneys.

Your chimney plays an important role in keeping your home safe. This is because it is responsible for siphoning gas and smoke out of your home, rather than allowing it to fill the room the fireplace is in. Keeping your chimney in good condition is important for your safety and your comfort–and a chimney cap can help you with this.

What is a Chimney Cap?

The team here at 2nd Generation Chimneys Inc offers chimney cap installation to residents around the area. Why? Because we know what an important role they play in allowing your fireplace system to operate properly. They can even be a big factor in your home safety too.

Chimney caps or chimney crowns sit at the very top of your chimney. Ever gone by someone’s house and commented that it looked like their chimney had a hat? Chances are that was a chimney cap! Many of these caps are made of metal or may even include a mesh ring around them that further protects the opening of your chimney.

What is a Chimney Cap For?

So, aside from giving your chimney the appearance of wearing a hat, what is a chimney cap for? Does it have a purpose? The answer, as you likely already guessed, is yes. Chimney caps are one of the many different additions to the…

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