home improvement


Question by  cheth (17)

How can I prevent birds from coming down my chimney flue?


Answer by  calcutta (168)

What you are looking for is called a "Chimney Screen". Since chimneys come in all different dimensions, you might not be able to find a ready-made one... try your local hardware store... If you have an uncommonly dimensioned chimney, you can have one made from galvanized wire.


Answer by  sean (141)

You can put something over the top of your chimney such as mesh wire or chicken wire. Dont put anything solid over the flue or the smoke can't escape. Just go down to a hardware store and ask for a roll of chicken or mesh wire and it is very cheap.


Answer by  CarolynOsborne (2804)

The only way to keep birds out of the chimney is to have someone cap the chimney. You can do this yourself with a piece of wire mesh if you know what you are doing in terms of being on a roof. Otherwise, call in the professionals.


Answer by  AnnArk (141)

One good way to prevent this is to invest in a metal grate that is fitted over the chimney top and prevents entrance into the flue.

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