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Why chimney cap repair can save you money in the long run • The role of the chimney in keeping your home safe • The role of the chimney in keeping your home healthy • Common repairs to chimney caps • Making sure the cap is inspected • To rebuild or repair?
The role of the chimney in keeping your home safe • Everyone knows that keeping your Chimney Cleaning Service of creosote buildup reduces risk of fire, but the chimney cap serves to keep out materials that are also flammable as well. • It also keeps out small animals and insects that can destroy the inside lining in order to nest in the chimney. • If they do that, they remove the protective heat barrier that allows fire heat or heat from your insert to pass out of the house without increasing risk on your upper floors of an incident.
The role of the chimney in keeping your home healthy • More is known about how a Chimney Repair Washington DCto keep your home healthy than ever before. The chimney is the key source of drafts in a home. • The flue needs to be in good working order to prevent a loss of heating and cooling in the home, and to reduce the amount of allergens that can enter the home in this way. • If it isn't in good repair you can have a buildup of waste from the animals and insect nests that can then affect the air quality of your home
Common repairs to chimney caps • Most Chimney Cap Repair is simple, but time consuming. It can take a while for the contractor to get set up with the cap so it is safe to work on. • Common repairs are simple tuck pointing, where the mortar that is failing between the joints of the brick supporting the cap is replaced. • Replacement of the crowing cap and replacement of the cap itself is also common. Many of the newer styles of caps are inserts that provide protection
Making sure the cap is inspected • The most common reason that people wind up needing extensive repair or replacement work on their chimney caps is that they did not make it a habit to inspect the cap frequently. • The cap is up and out of the way. It is hard to see its condition close enough to really see when the beginnings of a repair need to be done. You don't have to always pay someone to come out and inspect your chimney cap.
To rebuild or repair? • One decision you need to make after talking with your contractor is whether you want to have Chimney Cap Repair done, or whether the cap should be completely replaced. Listen to what the contractor says. • There are times when repair is appropriate, and times when it can make matters worse. If the condition of the cap is too bad, then repairing it may not work.