Designed to Withstand Local Weather
Many external weather factors affect the efficiency of a fireplace. Moisture entering into the fireplace or strong downdrafts are some common chimney problems. Chimney caps help to reduce the amount of moisture entering into the fireplace. It also blocks a strong draft down that could cause you to have a smoke-filled living room. Okay, you agree, but wouldn’t regular chimney caps be sufficient? It might, but you cannot guarantee its longevity.
When building custom chimney caps, weather factors are taken into consideration. How strong is the moisture or wind in your area? This helps to determine the ideal kind of material to use, how wide the chimney cap should be, and the ideal shape. All this helps to design a cap that will stand the test of time.
If the chimney cap is not well-built and perfectly suited for your chimney, rain, snow, sleet, and hail might drip into your home via the chimney. Moisture rusts other chimney components like stainless steel liners, chimney dampers, and chimney mortar joints. It also produces toxic mold and mildew.
That’s why at Master Caps, we focus on building custom chimney caps that will effectively help protect your chimney from moisture and downdrafts. We accomplish all of this without sacrificing the aesthetic appeal of your cap.