In easy terms, a chimney cap is exactly what it sounds like; it is something that goes on top of your chimney to protect it and your home from the dangers that a chimney can otherwise spawn. At Atlanta Chimney Doctor, LLC in Atlanta, GA, we know that there are choices and different reasons that you may want to get a cap.
Chimney caps are essential for 2 reasons: they protect your flue and chimney from unwanted incursions, and they can extinguish sparks that may otherwise escape from the chimney. A good chimney cap will keep birds and other animals out of the chimney. It will also keep rain from getting into the flue.