With a huge range of products to choose from Billing Chimneys’ professional installers can supply and fit the most appropriate cap or cowl on your chimney in and around Reading. There are good reasons to have a cap or cowl and we explain these below.
Chimney cowls are fitted to a chimney pot or flue in order to improve the draught of the chimney and to help expel waste gases produced from burning. In turn, cowls will also prevent down draughts that allow smoke to blow back into a property. There are other advantages too. They will stop birds nesting in the chimney which often result in blockages, and they prevent moisture from rain, sleet and snow getting into the chimney , causing damage and risking mould growth. Chimney caps are similar, and Billing recommends these are fitted to an unused chimney or flue to keep air circulating and prevent damage.
There is such a wide range available it can be confusing, which is why it’s a good idea to seek advice on the best for your situation. For example, a rotating cowl uses the wind to turn it around creating extra draught, H-pot cowls are great for stopping down draught and also for stopping rain from getting inside the chimney or flue. Billing Chimneys has been carrying out chimney cowl and chimney cap installations since 1980 and have probably installed every kind of cap or cowl at some time, so we are in a great position to ensure you get the best cap or cowl for the job.
Whatever the type of property or chimney we can supply and fit chimney caps and cowls, simply get in touch by ’phone, email or online form and our friendly staff will be happy to help.
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