A chimney cap acts like an umbrella to help prevent water and debris from getting inside. It is mounted above the chimney’s crown and acts like a helmet, protecting the masonry underneath. Chimneys without a cap run the risk of internal structural damage, such as rusting dampers, and deteriorating mortar, damaging the firebox, cracking the flue, or weakening of the walls and ceiling around the fireplace. Other concerns for a chimney without a cap would include animals and debris getting in and clogging the flue, making it difficult for the fumes to escape. You can understand why they are so important! At GoTo Roofing, the chimney caps we install are custom made in-house by one of our talented roofing experts using stainless steel.
GoTo Roofing’s technicians would be happy to visit your home in Ann Arbor or surrounding areas and give you a FREE estimate on your chimney repair job.