How to Repair Chimney Caps

Chimney - FireplaceThe chimney cap is the apparatus at the top of the chimney. This part of the structure helps in keeping water, animals and debris from entering the chimney. It will do all this while letting the smoke from the fire out. The cap is an important part of the chimney because it makes sure that the wood stove and the fireplace are safe. For this, and many other reasons, it is important to make sure that the cap is at its best all the time. This calls for regular chimney inspections by experts in this industry.

Why Does The Cap Get Damaged?

Since the cap is out there, it will be dealing with the elements every single day, from rain, snow, wind and sunlight. It will also be getting heat from the fireplace. If you have never replaced the chimney cap since you moved in, and you have been in the house for a while, it might be time to check it. A professional inspection will tell you whether you need to have the chimney cap repaired or completely replaced. The good thing about these professional technicians is the fact that they will also check other parts of the structure and give recommendations if there are other damages that need attention.

Call A Professional

The fact that the cap is up there means that working on it by yourself might not be a good idea if you are not an expert in this line of work. This is why you need to call a professional. There might also be masonry work needed and if you are not a mason a DIY might be disastrous. It is only the professional eye that can identify when you need chimney and fireplace masonry repair and when you need to replace the cap or the structure.