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Why Install a Chimney Cap?
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Rebuild Wood Deck After Foundation Repair

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Why Install a Chimney Cap?

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Why Install a Chimney Cap?
 
1) Keeps rain water from coming down your chimney. Rain water can damage many components of your chimney. Many times rain water can damage stainless steel liners, dampers and can even saturate mortar joints. Water can soak inside a chimney and produce mold and other non-pleasant results.
 
2) Keeps animals out of your chimney flue. Many times animals can make a home inside your chimney. These animals include birds, raccoons, and squirrels. Sometimes the animals cannot get out of the chimney and will die. This problem produces maggots, flies, and usually results in a fairly nasty odor. A professionally installed chimney cap is sized for a custom fit to prevent animal intrusion.
 
3) Prevents wind induced downdrafts. Many times wind will blow in a certain direction and can cause downdrafts. If your fireplace is drafting smoke, wind may be blowing smoke back into your home. The flat portion of the top of a chimney cap is designed to prevent wind induced down drafts.
 
4) Spark arresting. Many times people refer to a chimney cap as a spark arrestor. This is a fancy term that tells you that your chimney cap can prevent many lit embers that travel up your chimney from landing on your roof. These embers can catch your roof on fire.
 
5) Keeps out leaves, branches and twigs which can lead to blockage.
 
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North Coast Masonry

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Repair Front Porch Tuck-Point & Replace Brick

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Tuck-point Church Building Restoration

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Rebuild Brick Step Risers & Sand Stone Treads

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Thumbtack.com Awards For Best Of 2015 & 2016 Contractors

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Thumbtack.com Awards For Best Of 2015 & 2016 Contractors

Grind & Tuck-Point Chimney

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Grind & Tuck-Point Chimney & Replace 10 Brick

Chimney Leak?

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Chimney Leak?

     If you notice rain or water coming down your chimney or even down the wall or ceiling close to your chimney there is a very good chance the leak is from a chimney more than likely it’s not a roofing issue. People spend a lot of frustrating time and money trying to correct a leak by patching the roof when they should be spending their time and money on the chimney or chimney flashing.
 
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North Coast Masonry

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Rebuild Chimney

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Tear Down Existing Chimney And Rebuild With New Brick To Match Existing Chimney

Why Install a Energy Saving Damper?


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Why Install a Energy Saving Damper?

 
1) Warped, broken, or leaky throat dampers cost homeowners hundreds of dollars a year, and that figure is going nowhere but up. Independent laboratory tests show the Top-Sealing Damper eliminates as much as 90% of the air loss of a traditional damper. You can no longer afford a leaky throat damper with metal-to-metal contact like the one in your fireplace.
 
2) A Damper mounts easily atop a flue tile with silicone sealant. A 32' Stainless cable drops down the flue and mounts in the firebox. Chances are the energy-saving Damper will pay for itself in energy savings the first year.
 
3) Add a Damper Cap to your damper for added protection
against animals and spark control.
 
4) All Dampers come with a Lifetime Warranty.
 
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North Coast Masonry

216-326-8174