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Why Do I Need a Chimney Cap?

New Chimney Cap and Crown Treated with Crown Coat

New Chimney Cap and Crown Treated with Crown Coat

One of the biggest problems that a masonry fireplace can have is not having a chimney cap over its flue. It’s also one of the easiest and least expensive fixes to make … if you cap your chimney in time. This cap is essential because it keeps birds and animals out, as well as rainwater. When rain or snow gets into a chimney, it begins to deteriorate the masonry, which in turn can cause water to seep into the home and lead to lots of costly and troublesome damage. And when animals get into a chimney, they can not only obstruct the flow of air and toxic gases out of your house, but they can kick the bucket inside your chimney and stink up your whole home. This isn’t pleasant for anyone.

New Multi-Flue Stainless Steel Chimney Cap

New Multi-Flue Stainless Steel Chimney Cap

For a minimal fee, a chimney cap can prevent this kind of expensive and annoying damage. Protective coverings for chimneys are usually made of aluminum, galvanized or stainless steel, or copper, and most come with a mesh screening that’s designed to keep sparks in and animals out. At Pozzi Chimney Sweep we are proud to use HomeSaver Chimney Caps.

Please don’t hesitate to call us at 815-286-9922 or email us at to schedule a chimney inspection. In addition to chimney caps, Pozzi Chimney Sweep installs chase covers, chimney liners, top-sealing dampers, and other chimney components.


For safe operation, it is possible your chimney needs relining. This simple repair could put your mind at ease and make your home safe for you and your loved ones.

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This was a tough job for these guys. They did a fine job for us. I must rate it as excellent for sure. My only regret is that I did not do this 20 years ago.
~ Max G., Aurora, IL