Rain caps keep both rain and critters from gaining access to your chimney.
It isn’t easy to look up at your chimney and know for sure that there aren’t any issues. It takes an experienced professional to ascertain if there are problems such as water leaks, creosote buildup, or other concerns. At Swept Away Chimney, one of the areas we focus on during a chimney inspection in the Marietta, Georgia area is whether the rain cap is doing its job properly.
A rain cap is also referred to as a chimney cap. It is the feature at the top of the chimney that keeps rain and critters from gaining access to the chimney, reduces backdrafts, and keeps sparks from landing on the roof and surrounding landscaping. While rain caps provide functional purposes, they can also add to the aesthetics of your home. For this reason, you may want to investigate decorative rain caps even if your current one is functionally adequate. We are happy to replace your rain cap with something more stylish and to your liking.
If you aren’t confident that your rain cap is doing its job, you can have peace of mind by calling us to schedule a chimney inspection. Our inspection will ascertain the condition of the rain cap as well as the other components of the chimney system. We recommend an annual inspection and cleaning, with more frequent cleanings if you use your fireplace frequently.
If you would like to know more about rain caps, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are happy to go over our chimney services and provide valuable information about how to care for your chimney.