Chimney Caps Keep Leaves Away Image - Albany NY - Northeastern Masonry The oft-recorded song “Autumn Leaves” talks of falling leaves drifting by the window. It’s an old favorite. But the song makes no mention of leaves drifting into one’s chimney. It can happen. What can be done to prevent leaves from falling into your chimney, causing fire risk and poor performance?

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney can help.

Let’s talk chimney caps. A chimney cap can serve you well. It can help to keep leaves from falling down and into your chimney. Doing so will safeguard your biggest investment, your home.

Make sure your chimney is topped with a proper cap, in the autumn and every other season. Whether your chimney cap is made of stainless steel, galvanized black steel, copper or aluminum, protect your chimney with style and substance. Whether the shape of your chimney cap is square, rectangular, oval or round, whether it is fancy or plain, have Northeastern Masonry & Chimney help you to select the right chimney cap for your structure.

Protect your chimney not only against falling leaves but also protect it from rain, snow, sleet, ice, debris, and small animals. A properly installed chimney cap also helps prevent creosote buildup and impedes moisture intrusion, which can damage chimney linings, bricks or mortar.

Questions — and answers — about chimney caps consider both form and function. When you think about it, a chimney cap serves as a valuable tool to protect everything below it: your chimney, its lining, the damper, the flue, the fireplace — and ultimately the people under your roof.

Proper installation is required for your properly selected chimney cap. Your brand-new chimney cap needs to be mounted securely and evenly so it can firmly guard your chimney from autumn leaves as well as from other seasonal or animal intrusions. In short, you’ll want a qualified and experienced professional to install your chimney cap.

We at Northeastern Masonry & Chimney have a ton of solid and customer-verified experience. Leave it to us to help you select a chimney cap, and then install it for you. Call Northeastern Masonry & Chimney at 518-767-9315 or start an appointment online.

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney was founded in 1993. We’ve had more than 17,000 customers, many of them repeat customers. We stay ahead of the learning curve by attending seminars and education courses from both the local and National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) and other professional resources. Our staff has technicians who are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).

Located in Selkirk, New York, we serve customers throughout eastern New York and western Massachusetts, including Schoharie, Ulster, Columbia, Greene, Albany, Schenectady, Warren, Saratoga, Rensselaer and Berkshire counties.

Not sure about your chimney cap status? Let us climb up onto your roof and take a look. We’ll gladly help you sort things out before autumn leaves fly all about.