Chimney Caps & Chase Covers: What’s the Difference?

September 2, 2019
At Nexus Chimney Services, we love providing our customers with the best chimney cleaning and chimney repair in Apex. That’s why we offer our clients both steel chimney caps and chase covers to protect your chimneys from weather and other elements. But what are chimney caps and chase covers, and...
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Do I Really Need a Chimney Cap? Ask an Apex Chimney Company

July 9, 2019
Even though a chimney cap is relatively minor installation, many homeowners question whether it is necessary or not. The answer is that this small bit metal protecting your chimney can prevent countless chimney-related mishaps and save you thousands of dollars in unnecessary chimney repairs. So, unless you want headaches down...
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How to Stop Chimney Swifts from Invading Your Chimney

April 24, 2019
Now that it’s spring, you’ve probably noticed birds building nests in trees, bushes, empty mailboxes, and pretty much any other spot they can find. One place you really don’t want birds nesting? In your chimney. The very worst offender is probably the chimney swift, who can occupy chimneys in the...
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Do I Have a Spark Guard? Ask an Apex Chimney Repair Blog

November 11, 2018
If you have a chimney cap you are required by code to also have a spark guard. Also known as a spark arrestor, these screens attach to the cap to help prevent sparks or other hot debris from exiting the chimney and catching fire to the roof of your home....
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