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Should I have my chimney cap checked?

Should I have my chimney cap checked?

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Yes, you should check the condition of your chimney cap regularly. The most convenient is to ask the chimney sweeper when he comes to make the obligatory annual sweeping, in the case of sweeping by the roof. Anyway, he will do it without receiving instructions from you, since he is forced to go through the hat to accomplish his task (unless he sweeps inside). At that time, it will tell you if repairs are needed. For all other cases, it is your responsibility to check the condition of the chimney cap yourself, whether you can climb on the roof or if you consider it useful. After severe weather, the hat may move without collapsing. By checking back, you can fix it before the next storm, and avoid more damage. You too, send us your brico question