You may see them driving around Baton Rouge. They may be on older homes. They can be on newer homes. They are definitely on chimneys. And they have a name. Chimney caps. These decorative metal covers not only enhance the look of the home, but they also come with a lot advantages as well.
Precipitation or moisture can enter the flue at any time. Chimney caps help to keep this moisture out. Once water enters the chimney it can infiltrate the attic and other areas of your home.
On a windy day or evening, which is not uncommon in south Louisiana, a downdraft can fill your home with smoke. A chimney cap will block any potential breeze or downdraft that pushes smoke, soot and ash down the chimney and through the fireplace.
Typically a mesh netting is installed with the chimney cap. So not only are you getting an ornate, aesthetically pleasing addition to your chimney and roof, you are also preventing any animals from getting into to your home.
Chimney caps can be made from a variety of materials and designed in any way that fits your home’s style. For over 50 years Cribbs Incorporated has been handcrafting the highest quality, custom made chimney caps in their sheet metal shop. For more information, click here.