Get Your Crown Coat On!
We understand that in the realm of home maintenance, not many homeowners check their chimney crown regularly for damage– if ever.
Mother Nature and Father Time are the leading causes of chimney crown repair. Once water is absorbed by your chimney, a cycle of freezing and thawing begins.
Why Chimney Crown Repair?
Problem: Freeze-Thaw Damage
We all understand that a chimney heats up when a fire is lit in the fireplace, and cools back down after it goes out again.
But here’s the rub– as temperatures drop below freezing, any water that is absorbed into your chimney crown freezes and expands before thawing out and contracting after each freeze.
The best way to protect your crown from cracks and deterioration is to prevent water from absorbing into the chimney crown in the first place, eliminating the possibility of freeze-thaw damage.
Depending on the severity of damage, the crown will either need to be repaired or totally replaced. If the cracks aren’t too severe to warrant total replacement, the best way to to perform a chimney crown repair is with an elastomeric product that will remain flexible over time.
Solution: Elastomeric Layer
We use Chimney Saver’s proprietary product that forms an elastomeric coating– a flexible, waterproof membrane specifically formulated to protect and repair chimney crowns from deterioration caused by freeze-thaw damage.
Don’t Let Your Chimney Go Up in Smoke
When was the last time you had a professional chimney inspection? We will take a look at all the essential elements of your chimney, in case you need chimney flashing repair, chimney cap repair, or waterproofing– or maybe just a basic chimney sweep.
Don’t let your chimney go up in smoke– freeze-thaw damage can cause chimney crown repair to go from minor to major in a matter of months.