Chimney caps serve a very important function. They help keep out leaves and other debris that can cause chimney blockages, prevent animals from finding their way inside your chimney, and prevent water from entering the chimney to cause damage to masonry, liners, fireboxes, and other chimney components. They often will also have a spark arrestor that prevents sparks from leaving your chimney onto your roof or property where they could potentially start a fire. Another bonus of a chimney cap you may not have thought of is that they can also improve the appearance of your chimney, and thus your home. We’d like to share 3 reasons why chimneys improve the aesthetics of your home.
1. Variety of Styles
Chimney caps come in a variety of styles. Because they are often made from workable metals like copper and stainless steel, the style options are numerous. In fact, at Atlanta Chimney Doctor, LLC, we even offer custom chimney cap options. Because of the variety of style choices for chimney caps, you are almost guaranteed to find an option that fits the style of your home.
2. Variety of Finishes
Chimney caps come in several types of materials that offer several types of finishes, such as powder-coated black or galvanized steel. One of the most popular choices in materials for chimney caps is stainless steel. Stainless steel provides a practically maintenance-free, durable shine that will look good for years. Some stainless steel chimney caps are even guaranteed to last a lifetime due to its rust-resistant properties. Because it is a popular choice, stainless steel also offers a wide selection of style choices.
3. Copper Is a Choice
Copper chimney caps are appealing for their durability and natural resistance to rust, but also because, like many copper items, they are usually aesthetically pleasing. Copper has an easy to clean, durable shine that can last for years with polishing. Even if you do not feel like polishing the copper cap on a regular basis, copper ages well, developing a patina that many people find desirable. Like stainless steel chimney caps, copper chimney caps often have a lifetime warranty.