Birds Nesting in Chimneys

Do you have a problem with birds nesting in your chimney?

We can help you with that. Below is photos of birds nesting in a chimney that we covered the top of the chimney so they could not nest in there anymore. This is a safety hazard to have anything in your chimney and should be removed.

Give us a call to have your fireplace done or inspected today!

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Copper Chimney Caps 3 Years Later

We installed these beautiful Copper Chimney Caps in a beach city in Southern California. As you can see, after 3 years of patination, they are still weathering amazingly.

Rusted Chimney Caps at Beach

Chimney caps near the beach tend to rust out very fast due to the moist salt air that is prevalent there in the evenings. These types of caps are on most houses built since the early 1980’s..  They are called zero-clearance or factory built chimneys or laughingly called temporary fireplaces, because they tend to rust out after a few years, and are not as durable as masonry chimneys.  The rusting you can see in the pictures poses quite a problem for homeowners.  If and when it ever rains, the holes in the chimney caps caused by rusting will now come down inside the chimney and often will get the walls above and around the fireplace wet.  I get calls, regularly, where people hear water dripping on metal.  That is a sure sign of something wrong.  Notice in the second picture that the neighbor’s chimney cap is severely rusted.  These caps are custom caps and can be manufactured in different materials.  Copper will last the longest and will product that lovely patination.  Also, available are stainless steel and a paint grade “galvanized” material.

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Another Happy Chimney Customer

happycustomerInitially performed an inspection on a fireplace.  Later installed a new chimney cap and new interior kit (artificial logs, new gas line).

My inspection was performed by the owner of the company.  He was right on time and performed a very thorough inspection of the fireplace in my new home.  Since I had just purchased the home, I wanted the fireplace inspected by a certified professional before lighting it for the first time.