The sudden onslaught of wet and windy weather has got everyone wanting to snuggle up to the fireside but you're not the only one who wants to come in out of the cold! Birds find chimneys to be warm, cosy and safe places to roost in and, once they've taken up residence, they can cause all sorts of problems.
Prevention is most definitely better than cure in this regard and one of the most effective ways to stop birds from choosing YOUR chimney to nest in is the installation of a wire balloon, available now from Greengate's, your local builders merchant. For an extremely small initial outlay, you can save yourself plenty of time, trouble and money when you install one of these innovative devices.
One of the more dangerous aspects of birds nesting in chimneys is that the blockage can prevent carbon monoxide from properly escaping. A build up of carbon monoxide within a property can be fatal and, as the gas has no odour, it can build up to lethal levels very quickly without the occupants noticing.
Wire balloons from Greengate's are manufactured using galvanised steel of professional quality. This material is highly resistant to corrosion from rainwater and, once installed, will provide many years of service with no maintenance. Available in two different sizes to suit any chimney pot, wire balloons also protect against the ingress of leaves and other tree debris such as sticks. Installation is quick and simple; the product can be easily bent into shape using just your hands.