Three Reasons to Install Chimney Caps in Sydney

At Anglo Master Chimney Sweeps, we stock a variety of high quality chimney caps, pots and cowls in Sydney. While homeowners tend to think more about what is at the bottom of the chimney (the fireplace) than what is at the top of it, it is still important to safeguard your chimney with this type of accessory. Here are three reasons to invest in chimney caps in Sydney.

  • They Block Rainfall: Sydney receives double the rainfall of Melbourne and many other areas in Australia. Rainwater can ruin a fire or make it difficult to get one started, but it can also do serious damage to your chimney and cost you a lot of money to fix in the long run. A chimney cap keeps your fireplace dry and helps you avoid future expenses.
  • They Block Downdrafts: Rain isn't the only elemental threat that a chimney cap can help you to avoid. Depending on the direction and the intensity of the wind, it can blow right down your chimney and into your fireplace. This type of draught can send smoke or even sparks hurtling into your living room—not something you want, for obvious reasons. A chimney cap can help prevent the wind from getting into your chimney, thereby blocking the downdraft.
  • They Keep Stuff out of Your Chimney: Rain and wind are just a few of the unwanted intruders that might try to get into your chimney from the top. Birds and other creatures might seek to build nests or dens in the chimney while other debris—including leaves, twigs and pine needles—can clog up your chimney. A chimney cap protects the top of your chimney from these intruders and impediments.

Have you heard enough? Start shopping for chimney caps in Sydney today, by calling Anglo Master Chimney Sweeps on (02) 9369 4889.