Our Custom Chimney Caps Offer Superior Protection — and They Look Great!
Here in Tennessee, we get severe storms and erratic weather just about all year long.
- Heavy rain
- Strong winds
- Loose tree branches
All of these things can cause a lot of damage to your chimney, especially if one important component is missing: the chimney cap.
Chimney caps are metal covers that fit over the chimney flue, and while they’re small, they have a big job to do… Caps prevent rain, snow, sleet, hail — even birds and animals — from entering the chimney.
If any of these are allowed into the chimney because of a missing chimney cap, they can do a lot of damage. What kind of damage?
Moisture from rain and snow can:
- rust metal components in the chimney, like the firebox, the damper, or a metal chimney liner
- wear down flue tiles, causing them to crack, flake, and break apart
- compromise the structural integrity of your chimney
- lead to water-damaged walls and ceilings near the chimney and wood rot in the attic
Birds and animals can:
- build flammable nests inside the chimney, causing a flash fire when you use your fireplace
- block the flue, leading to carbon monoxide and smoke concerns
- bring in feces, bugs, and other things you don’t want that close to your living space
- be disruptive, and if they get stuck inside your chimney, they could die and create a terrible odor
Truth is, every chimney — whether it’s used or not, masonry or metal — needs a chimney cap. Not only will a cap provide protection against moisture, animals, and birds, but it can extend the life of your chimney and keep your home in great shape.
So if a strong storm has removed your chimney cap or you can’t remember if your chimney ever had one, give us a call. We’ll inspect your chimney for any damage that may have occurred due to a missing chimney cap and make sure your new cap is perfectly fitted for perfect protection.
A quick note on birds in chimneys:
Chimney Swifts are federally protected birds that frequently nest in chimneys and sometimes return to the same chimney, year after year. Because of their status, if you have Chimney Swifts in your chimney, you have to wait for them to leave before you can remove the nest and check for damage.
Not exactly ideal, is it? But don’t worry: a small investment in a quality chimney cap can protect you against the frustration of having a family of birds living with you for months on end.
No Matter What Type of Chimney Cap You Need or Want, We Can Make It
Chimneys differ in size, style, and design, as do the homes they’re a part of. That’s why what looks great on one home may not be the best choice for another.
Not to worry, because we build custom chimney caps in an array of designs and styles. Whether you have a single or multi-flue chimney, we can create the perfect cap for you and have it installed properly and professionally in no time.
We’ve been installing chimney caps in Tennessee for 30 years, so we know how to build and install one that will last, storm after storm.
When we’re done, you’ll be able to cross one more thing off your list of worries, because your chimney will be protected against leaks and fuzzy or furry intruders for years to come.
Call Today to Have Your Chimney Fitted
To have an experienced and trained professional out to look at your chimney and fit it for a cap, call Ashbusters Chimney Service at 865-290-2968 or reach out to us here on our website. We’re here to help — whether you’re in the heart of Knoxville or over in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, or somewhere else in the area — and we’ll build you a cap that fits your chimney and your aesthetic.
Is it time for a fireplace facelift? Ashbusters Knoxville’s array of chimney and dryer vent services includes this popular service. Give us a call for more information!