Many of us have heard of or experienced the dilemma of returning after a vacation to find that a feathered friend has taken up residency in your home. Most likely, the entry point is the chimney. Birds like to rest and even nest atop chimneys and sometimes wonder inside only to find that they are unable to fly back up to escape. A very stressful situation for both creature and human indeed. If your home has a chimney, then it needs a quality cap made of a durable material to prevent birds and other wildlife from entering.
A chimney cap from Advanced Chimney Sweeps of Atlanta, GA is designed as a functional device but also provides an attractive element on a home. Our cap installation experts can help choose a design that works nicely with the slope of a roof along with the chimney shaft’s unique structure. Advanced Chimneys of Marietta, Georgia also provides chimney cleaning and repair service to interior and exterior structures.
A chimney cap is made of materials such as masonry, copper or stainless steel to provide a functional but beautiful appearance. Caps are made to help direct air into a chimney’s shaft to encourage a better flame in the fireplace or to prevent moisture from entering that will douse a fire. When a building has multiple fireplaces, a specialized cap is required to remove additional smoke. Our technicians occasionally notice a problem with a chimney’s smokestack, leading to suggesting particular types of caps.
Some of the chimney caps or shrouds we install are Custom Chimney Caps. At Advanced Chimney Sweeps, we believe in customizing chimney caps to ensure the devices fit properly while also providing ultimate protection for the interior of shafts. An important factor to consider when you are selecting a new cap is choosing one that prevents wildlife from entering a chimney shaft. Our technicians provide a free estimate after an inspection to determine the best chimney cap needed for your home.