The Kentucky Derby is known for featuring female fans adorned with glamorous and eye-catching hats. (Well, it’s known for a horse race, too.) Ranging from the eccentric to the elegant, these articles of clothing make a definite fashion statement. It is considered a fashion faux pas to show up at the Derby without such a hat.

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney is here to help your house avoid a different sort of faux pas. It’s more function than fashion, though. Your chimney can benefit from a cap all its own, not glamorous or fashionable but surely practical. A chimney cap, though less eye-catching than a Kentucky Derby bonnet, can help to protect your real estate investment.What’s the value of a quality chimney cap Image - Albany NY - Northeastern Masonry & Chimney

Make sure your chimney sports a proper cap all year-round, not just at Derby time. Whether your chimney cap is made of stainless steel, galvanized black steel, copper or aluminum, top off your chimney with style and substance. Whether its shape is square, rectangular, oval or round, whether it is fancy or plain, enlist Northeastern Masonry & Chimney to help you make the right choice.

You’ll want to combine aesthetics and protection against rain, snow, sleet, ice, debris, critters and door-to-door sales people (just wanted to see if you’re still reading). You’ll want a quality chimney cap to prevent creosote buildup and to stop moisture intrusion, which can damage chimney linings, bricks or mortar.

Now, this might be as obvious as a bright-red Kentucky Derby, trend-setting hat with a fresh hibiscus on it at Churchill Downs, but 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 meteorological 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 wealth of successful experience. There is absolutely no need for you to climb onto your own roof to look at or repair or improve your chimney. We do not recommend it. Leave it to us! Call Northeastern Masonry & Chimney at 518-767-9315 or make an appointment online.

Northeastern Masonry & Chimney was founded in 1993, and we’ve been running like thoroughbreds ever since. We’ve been “winning, too. Just ask the 17,000+ customers we’ve served over those years. Our professionals stay ahead of our competition by continuous learning and improvement. We attend seminars and education courses from both the local and National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) and other professional resources. We have technicians who are certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA).

Though we are located in Selkirk, New York, we are not shy about getting out and traveling to serve prior or new customers. We proudly serve folks throughout Albany, Troy, Poughkeepsie, Hunter, Selkirk, Saratoga Springs, Pittsfield, MA, and the surrounding Capital District Region. You might say we serve more areas than mint juleps served on Derby day, but who’s counting ?

p.s. After you read this, there’s a good chance you’re going to notice chimney caps you never paid attention to before. They’re going to catch your eye. We warned you.