Advance Chimney Sweeps will repair and install chimney flue covers for homeowners throughout Moon Township, PA, Murrysville, PA, Somers, PA, Seven Springs, PA, and Coraopolis, PA. We’re the area's preferred experts, providing chimney cleaning and more throughout the greater Pittsburgh, PA region!
Ways To Protect Your Flue
This means that protecting your flue is incredibly important. Your chimney system has several components designed to do exactly that. Those include:
What Is A Chimney Flue?
There are many parts to a fully functional chimney system. Some of those are readily obvious, such as your masonry on the outside of your home and your fireplace on the inside. Others are hidden yet relatively accessible, including your damper. Often, this sits just inside of your flue leading from your fireplace to the outside.
So, what is your flue? That’s the passageway from the fireplace up the chimney. Your flue lliner may be a traditional clay tile construction or a flue pipe, depending on your type of system. This protects your home from the dangerously high temperatures of burning a fire.
Needless to say, your chimney flue and liner are vitally important to keeping you and your home safe from smoke, fire, and other dangers.
The expert technicians at Advance Chimney can help answer any questions about chimney flues and covers in Uniontown, Belle Vernon, Waynesburg, Greensburg, Washington, Monroeville, Bethel Park, Glenshaw, Cranberry, Wexford, Beaver Falls and throughout the Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburg, WV region and beyond.
The Benefits Of Chimney Flue Covers
Chimney flue covers are sometimes referred to as chimney caps. With a properly installed cap, you can protect the entrance to your flue from precipitation and condensation. In turn, this helps to minimize other problems with your home such as mold and mildew.
There are other benefits of chimney flue covers as well. One of the most obvious ones is that it helps to minimize the need for chimney repairs. Proactive maintenance and fixing issues such as a missing or damaged flue cover can save you both significant time and money in the long run.
As an extension of this, chimney flue covers keep both rain and snow out of your chimney. They act as a line of defense to keep precipitation from invading your system.
Speaking of invaders, chimney flue covers also help to keep animals from entering your chimney. Otherwise, an open flue top is an invitation for birds and other rodents to create a home within your flue. This creates an obstruction and can lead to other types of problems including causing dangerous smoke and carbon monoxide to back up into your home.
Another type of obstruction that a chimney flue cover prevents is leaves and other debris. Likewise, these can create a problem with your airflow, and potentially even lead to a house fire.
Installing Chimney Flue Covers In PA Since 1996
We’re a family-owned company serving the Greater Pittsburgh PA area south to Morgantown, Fairmont and Clarksburgh WV with high-quality chimney sweep services. If your chimney flue cover is missing or damaged, or you need other types of chimney service, give us a call. You can reach our offices at (800) 822-2131 or by sending them a message via our contact form.