There are real benefits to having a chimney cap or cowl installed, but with the huge range available you might feel confused or simply overwhelmed. Billing Chimneys have been providing chimney cowl and cap fitting in West Sussex for many years and will take the mystery out of the process.
Having a cowl fitted is something that Billing highly recommends for any live flue as it will protect the flue and prolong its life by preventing damage. Cowls and caps come in many types, materials and sizes. The cap or cowl installed will depend upon the type of flue and considering any issues the chimney or flue has. Billing recommends that a cap is placed on an unused flue or chimney to enable circulation of air. Cowls are installed on live flues. To work efficiently, a cap or cowl needs to be appropriate for the chimney or flue and fitted correctly and securely, something a professional fitter from Billing is able to do.
Chimney cowl and chimney cap installations are used as preventative solutions to chimney issues. They will protect the chimney from debris that potentially will block it, such bird nests. Birds and small animals can also be prevented from entering the chimney. Another function is to prevent moisture from entering the flue by stopping rain. Moisture in a chimney can cause mould and mildew developing. These in turn can create problems in the masonry. Additionally, a cowl might be installed to improve the draught and prevent wind sending draught down a chimney and causing smoke inside the building.
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