Q: Is there a way to stop noises from coming down the chimney? Throughout the year we get a lot of pigeons who like to sit on the chimney and make a ruckus. Thanks much- EJ
A: Noisy pigeons and Chimney Swifts can be really annoying. Unfortunately, birds like the acoustics of chimneys and the warm air that emits from them. So they tend to host a variety show right there on the top of your chimney.
Of the products we offer the Chimney Balloon and the Flueblocker both do a very nice job acting as a sound barrier to keep that noise out. Since the Chimney Balloon is filled with air, it does a nice job bouncing and absorbing sound waves. Likewise, the wool pad of the Flueblocker absorbs sound waves.
However, Since you are dealing with birds, I need to mention something else. If you don’t have a cap on the chimney top with a screen on it, you will want to consider that. Those birds also tend to use the chimney crown as a “Pigeon Potty”, and you don’t want that kind of bacteria deposit in your chimney. – Jason