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A chimney cap is very important for homeowners; it protects your fireplace and chimneys from animals, accidental roof fires and prevents unwanted problems. When you start a chimney cap installation in your home, avoid the following mistakes so that you can make the process simple and fast. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Five Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing a Chimney Cap


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Five Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing a
Chimney Cap
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A chimney cap is very important for homeowners
it protects your fireplace and chimneys from
animals, accidental roof fires and prevents
unwanted problems. When you start a chimney cap
installation in your home, avoid the following
mistakes so that you can make the process simple
and fast.   Taking Wrong Chimney Measurements
Sometimes we take incorrect chimney
measurements which can prove to be a disaster
since we are going to waste a lot of money in
buying and getting it there. Purchasing an
ill-fitting chimney cap and adding unnecessary
steps to the installation process will surely be
a headache for you. The flue measurement needs to
be done accurately to select the right one.
Before going up the step, make sure you have the
correct the measurements to take better take your
measuring tape along with you to the vendor from
where you are planning to get the chimney cap.
This will help in getting an accurately measures
chimney cap.
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Avoid using wrong Chimney Cap Metal Avoid
picking wrong metal for the chimney cap since it
can lead to stack fires, and draft and other
climate elements seeping in. Don't use gas logs,
galvanized chimney caps they can bring about
destructive fumes that damage your home.
Galvanized chimney caps require extensive
maintenance to stop them from rusting, shaping
and pulverizing within your fireplace. Stainless
steel chimney caps are considered the most solid
and longest-enduring material. At a point when
presented to climate components, a stainless
steel top won't rust or create erosion. Stainless
steel and copper caps are more costly, yet they
require very less maintenance.   Chimney Caps
Should Be Secured When you install chimney
caps remember the caps should not be loosened and
require screws since they are at a high hazard
for flying off during strong winds and therefore
may cause damage to your property or your
neighbors property. Checks your chimney cap when
you are have finished installing.
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Choose a Good Draft Control Chimney Caps All
chimney caps are not good to prevent drafts. Some
caps can actually worsen the current draft in
your home. When you choose a chimney cap for your
home always evaluate the situation. If your
chimney cap gives the draft problems try and
utilize a vacuum chimney cap. It is fitted over a
round pipe or square tile and prevents
downdrafts. If chimney caps give the same problem
you can choose another cap like wind directional
cap. This is used for fractional vacuum in the
flue that will get better with the draft
productivity.   Chimney Internal Damper system
gives Problems An internal damper system
protects your home and prevents wastage of
energy, but when your home chimney is older their
internal damper system may create problems. So in
this situation you need to select a good chimney
cap. That should be protecting chimneys internal
damper system. Article Resource
http//timberhawkhomebuildersltd.blogspot.com/2017
/03/five-common-mistakes-to-avoid-when.html
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