If you are considering some upgrades to your fireplace and chimney systems this year, we recommend talking to a Certified Chimney Sweep®. With years of experience, we can advise on the most efficient and cost effective solutions for your chimney upgrade. We can also advise on the best quality products and can usually offer comparable solutions to the big box hardware store.
If your chimney is open right now and you don’t have animals living in there already, you’ve got a combination of options to consider protecting your chimney from:
If you are looking to keep rainwater and moisture out of your chimney, you could consider a rain cover for your chimney.
Adding a spark screen or bird/squirrel deterrent might also suffice to ward off animals and minimize risk associated with sparks.
A top-sealing damper can not only assist with pest deterrence, but could make your fire more efficient.
If moisture is a problem, your Certified Chimney Sweep® might recommend a full size chimney cap to cover not just the chimney opening, but the entire chimney crown.