Fireplaces are fantastic assets to have in your home, especially here in the Fort Worth area where the winters can get pretty chilly. One of the major downsides though is that it gives nuisance animals like birds, squirrels, or raccoons easy access to your home. When an animal enters your home, the damage that can result is often expensive and can even pose health risks to you and your loved ones.
There’s no need to get rid of your fireplace if nuisance animals threaten to enter. Instead, a metal chimney cap custom made to fit your chimney can help keep the critters out, while allowing you to enjoy a warm fire during those cold winter months.
What Are Chimney Caps?
A chimney cap is a specially made cover for the outside opening of a chimney that prevents animals from gaining access to your home by crawling down your chimney and into your fireplace. The cover uses a wire mesh that allows smoke and heat from a fire to escape while keeping out animals and moisture at the same time. Our chimney caps are always custom fitted to your chimney to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Additional Benefits of Chimney Caps
Though their main use is for keeping animals out of your home, chimney caps offer other benefits as well. They include:
- Reducing Debris: With an uncovered opening, your chimney is susceptible to falling leaves or branches. A metal covering helps reduce the amount of debris entering your chimney, reducing fire risks as well.
- Reducing Moisture Intrusion: Without a cap, rain or snow can easily enter your chimney, potentially damaging the inner lining or creating mold and mildew problems.
- Blocking Downdrafts: With no chimney cap, wind can blow down through the top of the chimney and potentially blow smoke into your home.
If animal or weather intrusion into your chimney is a worry for your home, the wildlife control specialists at Critter Control® of Fort Worth can help. Our custom chimney caps will protect your home from nuisance animal activity and weather damage. Call us today at 469.805.6267 to schedule your complimentary consultation.