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Pearland Chimney Caps

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If you have noticed water leaks in your chimney you may need Pearland chimney caps, call Chimney Wildlife Tech (832) 413-6431.

Over the last few months we have had quite some rain in the Pearland area. This has lead, unfortunately, to some homeowners finding that there are leaks in their homes that they hadn’t previously known about. This then leads to how do you repair Pearland chimney caps that may be leaking into your chimney?

There are a few reasons that your chimney may be leaking water, one of the easiest to spot is if you have Pearland chimney caps installed on your home. A custom chimney cap when correctly installed on a chimney will help to prevent water from leaking into the chimney during rains and snow. Another reason that you could have water leaking into your chimney is that your mortar crown or chase may need repairs. This often happens when there are no Pearland chimney caps in place or they have been incorrectly installed on the home. One of the main functions of the chimney cap is to protect the chase and mortar crown from damage due to exposure to the elements.

Another thing that can be done to assist with a chimney that has custom Pearland chimney caps installed and the mortar crown and chase are both in good shape is to water proof the chimney bricks themselves. This will help to repel any water that comes in contact with the chase while still allowing the bricks in your fireplace to breathe.

If you have had a chimney leak that has not been repaired call Chimney Wildlife Tech for an evaluation on what is going on. Also, if you haven’t had a leak yet think that your Pearland chimney caps may be non-existent or in need of repair call us right away. Having a chimney cap that is performing poorly will only lead to more needed repairs later on down the road.

Here at Chimney Wildlife Tech we own our own metal shop where our trained and experienced craftsmen produce custom Pearland chimney caps along with other chimney related items. This allows us not only to ensure that you are getting the best product for your home at the smallest hit to your pocketbook but it also allows us to offer you a transferable Lifetime Warranty on all of the Pearland chimney caps we produce. As an added bonus all of our chimney caps are manufactured to prevent entry from birds or animals, this keeps them out of your chimney and helps to prevent the buildup of nesting materials which can lead to chimney fires.

If you are wondering about the integrity of your Pearland chimney caps call Chimney Wildlife Tech for an evaluation.

Southlake Chimney Caps

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Call Chimney Wildlife Tech (214) 295-9318 to get your Southlake chimney caps installed.

Southlake chimney caps are important in the safety and maintenance of your chimney. There are many functions that a chimney cap holds, most importantly they help to vent heat from the fireplace and prevent house fires. Chimney caps also prevent the entry from birds and animals. When you install Southlake chimney caps and they are able to function on your chimney they also help to prevent buildup of nesting materials and thus prevent carbon monoxide from backing up into your home.

With Southlake chimney caps in place your mortar crown is protected from weather, rain and heat which are the most common causes of deterioration of the mortar crown and bricks. When your mortar crown starts to break down your chase then becomes venerable to rotting and further breakdown. Without a chimney cap you are leaving your chimney open to become host to birds and other animals looking for nesting places along with the possibility of them entering your home through the fireplace.

When you have Southlake chimney caps in place, the life and quality of your chimney and fireplace are extended as there is more protection for your chimney. When you have Southlake chimney caps in place you are also preventing the entry of water into your chimney, when installed correctly they help to prevent water leaks and breakdown of the chimney and fireplace due to water.

When I am looking for work to be done on my home I look for the best. I look for people who have been in business for some time and what their previous customers have to say about their work. Also I always check to see what kind of warranties they offer on their work. When you are looking for someone to install Southlake chimney caps you should look for the best quality products.

At Chimney Wildlife Tech we are Certified Chimney Professionals. We have our own metal shoo where our custom Southlake chimney caps are made. Different chimneys have different needs and because of this we custom make all of our chimney caps to ensure the best performance for your home. All of our Southlake chimney caps come with transferable lifetime warranties. We make our chimney caps with colored steel to prevent the peeling and wearing of the color of your cap, helping to maintain the great look for years to come.

If you are not sure if you are in need of Southlake chimney caps call us and we will come out for a free estimate.

Why do I need a chimney cap

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If you are wondering “why do I need a chimney cap?” call Chimney Wildlife Tech (214) 295-9318 or (832) 413-6431.

Well there are several reasons that a chimney cap is needed on your chimney. Everyone has a fireplace because the warmth and atmosphere that it brings your home during the cold weather. However, this delight can easily cause so many problems if preventative measures are not taken to prevent dangerous fires from causing irreversible damage to occur. Placing a chimney cap on top of the hole that allows for the smoke and heat to rise out of your home is a good thing. This same hole also allows birds, squirrels and other rodents to get in. Putting a cap on it with screening will keep these animals from making a home inside your chimney yet still allowing the heat and smoke to get out.This is one answer to the why do I need a chimney cap.

Another reason why do I need a chimney cap is due to the weather, the chimney cap will prevent the rain, snow and sleet from coming into your chimney. If the water gets into your chimney it can cause the firebox to rust or even the damper. This could cost you several hundred dollars to fix. Also, the mortar in your chimney can be damaged as well. The sulfur soot that is in your chimney when mixed with moisture causes it to become sulfuric acid and attacks the inner walls and can be very expensive to repair. Where certain wind conditions are high the chimney cap helps prevent downdrafts as well. This is when smoke enters your home instead of going out the flue. The chimney cap will help protect the flue as well. It doesn’t matter whether you have one flue or several you can have a chimney cap put on all of them.

So when asking why do I need a chimney cap you should know that the cap will also help prevent fires from forming on your roof or even your neighbors. The sparks can travel through your chimney and cause this to happen. So in order to prevent this from happening you put a chimney cap on and save yourself possibly a life or even thousands of dollars in repairs. There is a spark arrestor this prevents these sparks from leaving your chimney when you have a chimney cap installed. Chimneys without chimney caps are a fire hazard. Also, if the leaves from the trees get lodged into your chimney this can also be a fire hazard. If they are not cleaned out they build up and also fall into your fireplace. To stop the leaves from coming in every year get a chimney cap installed.

If a chimney goes without service for years this can cause the mortar crown to be deteriorated this causes the rain to stand on the chimney and go down into it instead of being forced off the chimney as it should. The weather can cause a lot of unnecessary repairs to be needed that a chimney cap could prevent. Why do I need a chimney cap should not be question anymore call your professional today.

Install Chimney Cap Dallas Houston

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Have a chimney cap installed in Dallas and Houston before a bird or animal enters the chimney. Full coverage chimney caps are better than a cap just mounted on the chimney flue.

CWT installs only good quality full coverage chimney caps. Our chimney cap will cover the entire top of the chimney. This protects the bed of mortar at the top keeping the bricks stable and  and not allowing any water into the chimney chase. All the caps keep out water and critters from nesting down the chimney flue.

Chimney caps come in 24 gauge metal. Choices of the type of metals are copper, galvanized, paint grip, stainless steel, and colored metal. The colored metal comes in black, brown, almond, sierra tan, red, slate gray, dark gray, medium bronze, dark bronze, sandstone, 3 shades of white, forest green, and almost any color to match your trim or gutters.

Chimneys come in two different flue styles, masonry flue or prefabricated flue (metal pipe). Masonry flue cap options include the #1plus, flat lid, hip lid, and the king top. Prefabricated flue caps start with a chimney chase cover. To enhance the prefabricated flue caps add a tutrle shroud or install a hip lid or king cap over the chimney chase cover. You cannot install a flat lid or a #1plus on a prefabricated flue because they are not designed to have a spark arrestor inside and under the lid. A spark arrestor is a pipe cap for a metal flue and by code you must have one installed on a prefab flued fireplace.

To install a chimney cap in Dallas and Houston may be different than the rest of the country. The Texas weather is very windy, with Dallas having straight line winds and tornadoes and Houston having hurricanes CWT has come up with a wired installation method. We take a heavy gauge wire and attach it through the chimney cap skirt. Then we go down 3 or 4 rows of brick or stone and drill a hole for a concrete anchor. Attach the wire to the anchor and nail it in the hole. The chimney caps vibrate ever so slightly but do not vibrate the anchors out. The wire takes the vibration not the anchors.

When we measure for a chimney cap we have to make the cap slightly larger to fit over the chimney top. Typically we make it 3/8″ – 1/2″ larger for a snug good custom fit.

Options on some caps are how tall the legs need to be extended. Hasrdware cloth screen or expanded metal for screen. On hip lids you can have a high or low pitch. Staning seams can be added or taken off. Finials can be designed to enhance the chimney caps. Weathervanes can be added on top of the lids for a complete custom look to your exterior of your home. All options add value and do cost more in addition to the base price. All options are available for a chimney cap Dallas or Houston chimney cap installation.

Install a chimney cap in Dallas and Houston before any further damage occurs to your flue causing a fire hazard or an animal from taking up residence inside the fireplace.

Chimney Cap Advantages in Houston Dallas

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Chimney-Wildlife-Tech’s (214) 295-9318 or (832) 413-6431 chimney caps have superior advantages over most of its competitors.

Why? Our chimney caps are made to custom fit the top of the chimney. This guarantees no moisture damage to occur and keeps out birds and animals from nesting. Protecting the chimney is key to keeping it from water damage. Chimney Wildlife Tech’s chimney caps keep raccoons from giving birth in it, dying above the damper and having to remove a maggot ridin’ rotten carcass, or removing raccoon pups from growing up in the chimney only to return in adulthood to repeat all of the above.

Many other competitor chimney sweeps only sell little flue caps like the one pictured below. We do not! We only sell quality chimney caps that solve all the chimney cap solutions.

Paying for a better chimney cap has its advantages to purchasing a cheap flue cap. Flue caps blow off and do not keep out enough moisture. Mortar crowns fall in and animals can nest in the chimney chase. Look at this before and after job we did in Dallas last week…

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My husband, Brian and I have raised a baby raccoon into adulthood. He took it out of a chimney that the mother had abandoned. It was a odd situation because there was no other siblings in the chimney with him. Here is a pic of him crawling up the side of our house…

Chimney caps keep out birds and critters