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When you own a home with a fireplace, one of your biggest responsibilities is keeping water out of the chimney. This is one of the specialties that we provide the Charleston area. You can count on our high quality, comprehensive chimney services to keep your home dry. Our trained and experienced chimney professionals can help you with the best preventive options available. This includes chimney cap sales and installation services. According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), this essential chimney component is the most inexpensive way that homeowners can take to stop water from causing damage and deterioration. We would like to tell you more about why chimney caps are such a must-have for homeowners.

Why are chimney caps such an important part of a chimney and fireplace system?house with two chimneys

Without a chimney cap at the top of a flue, there is essentially a hole on your roof. Along with letting water, and snow into your home, a hole at the top of your chimney easily allows animals in too. Water damage, animal nests, and debris stuck in the chimney can cause some major issues down the line. A chimney cap greatly decreases the risk of water penetration damage, deterioration and animal entry. It prevents birds and squirrels from nesting in the chimney which lowers your risk of a chimney fire. One spark can alight the whole nest, causing a chimney fire that creates major damage. Ashbusters can also show you caps that have been specially made to improve the draft inside your chimney.

What kinds of chimney caps can I find at Ashbusters?

In our online fireplace store, you will find several different styles of caps. From single-flue to multi-flue chimneys, every shape and size, Ashbusters has you covered. Whether your flue is square, round, or rectangle, we have a quality cap for you. Make with durable metals like stainless steel and copper, we are confident that they will last. We are proud to sell caps from Whitecaps, and can custom design a cap if necessary. If your chimney is uniquely shaped or sized, you may be needing one. Our staff will make sure that you see a selection of caps with the features you need, such as metal mesh sides to prevent wild animal invasions and special side vents to improve chimney draft.

After you have chosen a cap, we will schedule an appointment with one of our CSIA-certified chimney technicians to professionally install it on the top of the chimney. You can trust us to make sure your chimney is best protected from water penetration damage.

To prevent water leak damage, your chimney should be professionally capped. Contact us today at Ashbusters to learn more about our chimney cap sales and professional installation services. You can count on us to help you keep the water out of your chimney and reduce your risk for masonry damage and deterioration.