Billing Chimneys offer comprehensive chimney services in the Basingstoke area, including professional cowl and cap installation. We recommend live flues are fitted with a cowl and unused chimneys should have a cap.
Caps and cowls serve different purposes. Cowls are a simple item, but they can be of huge benefit. They are great for preventing damage by keeping out moisture from rain, sleet and snow and will also stop debris from falling down the flue and causing blockages. The most common blockages are from birds’ nests and a cowl will also deter birds from nesting. A cowl also has an impact on draught. They will minimise downdraught which is the cause of soot and smoke getting into a room and they will in turn improve the up draught making the burning more efficient. Caps are fitted on an unused chimney, mainly to keep the flue ventilated and, as with a cowl, to prevent debris causing blockages.
You may be familiar with terracotta caps and cowls, but there are also stone, galvanised iron, aluminium and stainless-steel versions. With such a wide range of caps and cowls to choose from you may be concerned about selecting the right one. By choosing a professional company like Billing Chimneys you can rest assured that our experienced staff will ensure the most appropriate is supplied and fitted.
If you have any questions on chimney cowl or cap installation, or would like further information, please get in touch either by calling 01425 475774, by emailing [email protected] or completing the online form.
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