All chimney caps, pans, or shrouds from Swept Away Chimney, LLC are custom fabricated for a perfect chimney fit, made of galvanized metal, and carry a 15-year guarantee.
Swept Away Chimney also offers a large variety of specialized chimney caps such as clay pots, copper chimney caps, draft inducing caps, and decorative chimney caps that are customized just for our customers. Swept Away Chimney professionals can install damper caps that help prevent heat loss and will reduce your heating bills. Be sure to ask one of our professionals which chimney cap is the best for you and to assist you with finding a chimney cap you desire. There are many important reasons to install a chimney cap!
Chimney caps and rain pans keep moisture from coming into your home. Rainwater can cause severe damage to chimneys with steel liners, chimney dampers and mortar joints. Water from rain can also produce mildew and mold.
Animals like birds, raccoons, and squirrels often try to make their homes within chimneys. In many cases, these animals will enter the chimney but won’t be able to exit, eventually dying. This can produce maggots, flies, and unpleasant odors in your home. A professionally installed chimney cap, sized properly, will prevent animals from entering the chimney.
Where certain wind conditions exist, a chimney cap will discourage downdrafts. Some caps are specifically designed to prevent wind from blowing across the chimney, others actually create and updraft when wind blows through them.
Often, people refer to chimney caps as “spark arrestors”, meaning the chimney cap helps prevent lit embers or sparks that travel up the chimney from landing on roof and possibly catching the home or business on fire.
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