Offering a professional service in the Guildford area for nearly forty years, you can rely on Billing Chimneys to supply and fit the best products to ensure your chimney is working to its optimum capability and we advise the fitting of a cowl to achieve this.
Prevention is better than cure and for chimney problems having chimney cowl and chimney cap installations assists in preventing a whole range of issues. For both types, keeping moisture out and stopping blockages caused by bird nesting debris building up are the key objectives. Both can damage the interior of the flue. Cowls are placed on live chimneys to also increase up draught and prevent smoke being blown back down the chimney. A cap is fitted to a disused chimney and in addition to preventing weather and animals getting inside, it will keep the flue ventilated and stop mildew and mould growth. The only time we won’t recommend a cowl is on a live flue of a thatched property.
There’s a wide a range of cowl and cap types, including traditional terracotta and H-pots to Cotswold stone and mechanical ones. The best type will depend on the type of flue and it is necessary that they are properly fitted and secured.
Whether you need a new cowl or cap or want your existing ones replaced, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to discuss your requirements.
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