While new home builders seldom install chimney caps on masonry chimneys, virtually every chimney expert agrees that a chimney cap is an essential part of every chimney.A CHIMNEY CAP SERVES FOUR IMPORTANT ROLES:1. PREVENTS MOISTURE DAMAGE:Rain entering the chimney will corrode the damper and even damage flue tiles. We’ve inspected countless uncapped chimneys that require costly repairs to correct “freeze-thaw” induced moisture damage because the chimney did not have a cap.2. KEEPS BIRDS AND ANIMALS OUTSIDE:Few homeowners realize how frequently birds and animals fall into a chimney and become trapped. We find bird and animal skeletons in 1 of every 4 chimneys we clean. Even more disturbing are homeowner tales of soot drenched (and possibly rabid) squirrels rocketing from their fireplace into the family room and beyond.
3. GUARDS AGAINST FLUE BLOCKAGE BY LEAVES AND OTHER DEBRIS If you have tall trees near your home, it’s vital to make sure your chimney is protected with a quality chimney cap.
4. REDUCES FIRE RISK: By stopping airborne embers and sparks from floating upwrd out of the chimney, a chimney cap protects surrounding trees, and homes that are clad with flammable cedar shakes.
Chadds Ford Chimney Sweeps offers top-quality chimney caps constructed of weather resistant 304-alloy stainless steel or copper. While the cheap galvanized caps that you’ll find at a home improvement store last only 5-7 years, all of our chimney caps carry a lifetime warranty against rust, corrosion or manufacturer’s defects. We are so confident in our rock-solid chimney cap installation procedures that we’ll replace your cap free of charge if it comes loose or is damaged by any wind less than hurricane strength.
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“Extremely knowledgeable, professional and clean. They are not finished yet, as they had to treat my chimney with a chemical to loosen the creosote and will be back on December 20, 2008 to clean it. I was very impressed with two gentlemen who came out to do the work. I have no reason to expect that their work in cleaning the chimney will be any less than their first visit to treat the creosote. I would highly recommend them.”
“This was my second time using Chadds Ford Chimney Sweep. We had our air ducts, dryer vent and chimney cleaned. Kevin was clean, prompt and efficient. I have white carpeting in the living room, and you would never know they were there cleaning soot and ash!”
“The quality of the service was very good. Mr. Knight looked at all four of our chimneys and only recommended that one be cleaned. Although he was running late, he was kind enough to call well in advance and was very professional. We will certainly use him in the future and feel lucky to have found such a great company to work with.”