One essential for a residential home is a chimney cap. What most people don’t understand is that the chimney cap provides many benefits for a home. However, there are also problems that can can exist when one is installed incorrectly for a home. A standard decorative chimney shroud will cove the top of a chimney and will include a mesh used to protect the inside of the chimney. Keep reading for a few of the benefits and potential problems of chimney caps on a conventional chimney for a residential home that are not installed correctly.