Just like with any aspect of your home, chimney caps offer you a chance to express yourself. The outside of your house can be just as beautiful as the inside with the right maintenance and the right choices, and just because your chimney cap is a functional and useful part of your house doesn’t mean that it can’t be stylish as well. Coordinating the colors and styles of your roofing, chimney, chimney accessories, window accents, and more design aspects that go into decorating the outside of your home is exciting. Here are some suggestions as to what your chimney cap can say about your home.
If your home has a chimney to begin with, consider yourself lucky that you live in traditional enough a home that it has a fire
Via The Ledger Independent
Chimney pots date back to the 13th century, and are typically associated with England. However, there is research that shows they were used in the Roman Empire, India and Australia.
The purpose of a chimney pot was quite simple and ingenious: they were used to extend the chimney in order to improve the draft and keep odors and smoke from coming into the building.
Life Before A Chimney Pot
Think back to how homes and businesses were constructed years ago: the only source of heat was the fireplace. The bigger the structure, the more fireplaces you had. For example, with a structure like the Lee House in Maysville, which was an Inn during its heyday, a three story building would have fireplaces on each floor, with numerous flues in one chimney.