Massachusetts Chimney Caps
BatGuys Animal-Proof Chimney Caps
As a homeowner, one of the best preventative measures that you can take to secure your home from animals is to cap your chimney. An uncapped chimney is an open invitation for an animal. BatGuys installs both standard size and custom stainless-steel chimney caps. We are an authorized dealer of Chim Cap chimney caps. After a year of buying, installing and working with a dozen different manufacturers of chimney caps I decided that this was the chimney cap that I wanted to install. These are heavy-duty caps. They are more than strong enough to keep raccoons out and fit tightly to prevent bats from getting through. They are also very reasonably priced.
Why Install a Chimney Cap?
Chimney caps serve many purposes. 90% of the time we install chimney caps to keep animals out of chimneys. A good cap that is installed correctly will prevent squirrels, raccoons and bats from getting inside or falling into your chimney.
Squirrels: Most of the time when a squirrel falls into a chimney it is stuck there. You will hear scampering inside your fireplace and scratching noises on the damper. We respond to these calls all the time. We remove the squirrel and then install a chimney cap to prevent it from happening again.
Bats: Just like squirrels, when a bat falls into a chimney it is stuck. Bats cannot hover like a helicopter. They fly straight and they crawl. Bats will usually squeeze by the damper (even when it's shut) and end up flying around your living room.
Raccoons: Raccoons hardly ever get stuck in chimneys. They are great climbers and they can scale any type of flu with ease. Once inside a chimney, a raccoon will set up shop and make themselves at home. You will hear all types of noises and it only takes a few days for a strong odor to develop from the urine and feces that they leave behind. Visit this page to see me remove a raccoon family from a chimney.
All this can be avoided by having a chimney cap installed!
Protect Your Chimney From Water Damage
Besides preventing animals from entering your chimney a good chimney cap also stops water from entering. Without a cap rain and snow fall directly into your chimney. This will deteriorate your chimney from the inside out and end up costing you 20-30 times as much as a chimney cap.
Chimney Cap Installation
A chimney cap is only as good as the technician who installs it. Visit this page to see a chimney cap that was not properly installed and learn about the problems that are caused by faulty chimney caps.
Our chimney caps start at $150 for single-flu caps and go up from there depending on size and style. All our chimney caps come with a lifetime warranty from the manufacturer.
If you have an animal in your chimney or would like more information on getting your chimney capped please contact us.