Is a chimney cap absolutely necessary? If you don’t already have one, you may start asking yourself this question when you realize that a lot of your neighbors have opted to go without. Truth be told, the reason why so many people don’t have a chimney cap is that they don’t realize just how important it is. In today’s post, your roofing experts at Bone Dry Roofing – West share three reasons why they’re absolutely essential.
It protects your home from water damage. The main function of most roofing components is to prevent water from getting inside your house. A chimney cap is no different. Without it, rain and snow can fall down your chimney. When moisture makes its way inside your chimney, it can eventually corrode or warp your damper and weaken your flue lining, which puts your house at risk of fire when you use your fireplace.
It helps keep out pests. Talk to a neighbor that doesn’t have a chimney cap installed and they’ll probably have a story about a bird or rodent making its way down their chimney. While it does make for a funny story, it’s not something you want to experience. Pests can cause damage to your home’s internal components and can also bring diseases. Installing a chimney cap is a simple yet effective way to keep them out.
It helps prevent roof fires. Chimney caps are not only effective at keeping things out, but also keeping things in. Without a chimney cap, hot embers from your fireplace can make their way to your roof, causing it to catch fire.
If you’re finally convinced to have a chimney cap installed, give Bone Dry Roofing – West a call at (970) 364-7996 to schedule an appointment, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote today.