We have a woodpecker that pecks on our metal chimney caps.. The sound is horrible and happens not only very early in the morning but randomly throughout the day. Can they damage the chimney metal cap or is my only worry…the sound?
As our article explains, woodpeckers will peck on anything that can create a loud sound and no doubt chimney caps are one of their favorite such locations. Over time this can lead to damage. At first it will be just a few small holes but as rain filters into these holes, rot and insect problems fill follow. It's best to chase them off and keep them away to avoid this problem.
And the best way to keep them away is to install an ATTACK SPIDER up on the edge of the cap. Once in place, it will keep them away for sure and help prevent any damage.