A rain cap,sometimes called a chimney cap, sits at the very top of the chimney. The rain cap can be the least expensive part of your chimney to maintain but the rain cap plays an important role in maintaining the integrity of your chimney. The rain cap can help homeowners save on chimney repairs.
A rain cap when installed correctly will prevent animals from entering your home. In the springtime we get a lot of calls from homeowners who have bird nests in their chimneys. A bird nest in your chimney will cause a chimney fire. A bird nest will also eventually have baby birds causing a lot of unwanted noise coming from you chimney.
Squirrels also make nests in chimneys. A squirrel can make a 4 ft nest in your chimney within 24 hours.
Adding a rain cap will save you time and money by not having to hire a critter control company.