Why You Need Rain Caps

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Your chimney can go through a lot of wear and tear in a short amount of time. After all, it’s constantly exposed to outdoor weather and elements. There are many ways to take care of your chimney, and one of those ways involves the use of rain caps.

Why You Need Rain Caps

Here are a few reasons why you should allow us to install a rain cap for your chimney:

  • Prevent water damage: This one of the biggest benefits of rain caps. Throughout the year, you’re likely to get a decent amount of rain. But without a rain cap, your chimney is susceptible to mold, mildew, or water damage. A rain cap can keep the water out and help prevent that damage from happening.
  • Discourage pests: Just like water, pests can get into an uncapped chimney, too. This is another reason why rain caps are important. A rain cap will discourage bugs and small animals from making a home in your chimney, which could create safety hazards.
  • Avoid sparks: Not only will a rain cap keep things from coming into your chimney, but it will also prevent things from coming out of your chimney, such as sparks. When you use your chimney, sparks and ash can rise in the warm air. If you have a rain cap, though, those sparks will be kept inside. This helps you avoid having to deal with fire problems caused by sparks on the roof.

Once you’ve gotten a rain cap installed, it’s important to perform regular maintenance to make sure your rain cap is working properly. Give us a call here at Swept Away Chimney for more information!