Give Your Chimney Years of Water Protection With ChimneySaver
Every year, we get called upon by homeowners all throughout North Central Ohio to put an end to chimney leaks and repair any damage they’ve caused. All too often, these leaks have been developing and worsening over time, silently wreaking havoc on the system while homeowners continue to enjoy their fireplaces – unaware that every fire contributes to the deterioration.
But, it’s important to note: you don’t have to wait til your leaky chimney has caused intense damage to give the team at Chim-Cheroo Chimney Services a call. While we do provide countless chimney repair services, we also offer preventive chimney care to curb issues before they begin. When it comes to protecting your system against water, few services are more crucial than masonry waterproofing.
Why Does Masonry Need Waterproofing?
Not surprisingly, we regularly receive questions about why it is such an important service when brick is such a strong, resilient material. While there are few materials tougher than brick and the mortar that holds it all together – especially when it comes to chimney construction – they are not impervious to the effects of water.
Since both are porous, they absorb a certain amount of water each time it rains, snows, or sleets. Unfortunately, as temperatures rise and fall, the water absorbed by the masonry can expand and contract, causing mortar to crack and crumble, brick to flake, and brick facing to pop off. The best way to prevent this and keep your masonry looking good and standing strong is to have a chimney waterproofing product professionally applied.
What Is ChimneySaver & Why Is It Better Than Other Waterproofing Products?
Here at Chim-Cheroo, we use ChimneySaver water repellent to protect the chimneys of our neighbors. This amazing product is specifically designed to protect chimney masonry by preventing water molecules from entering the brick and mortar, while still allowing the vapor produced during combustion to easily exit the masonry. This is important because if the waterproofing product you use is not 100% vapor-permeable, the natural vapors contained in fire exhaust can get trapped inside the chimney and cause cracking and crumbling to your masonry – the very things you are working so hard to prevent.
ChimneySaver is 100% vapor-permeable and is 99.9% effective at keeping moisture out of your masonry. The product has a sheer, non-glossy finish, so you won’t have to worry about it altering the look of your masonry. What you can expect is 10 years of protection against:
- Water (including the dreaded freeze/thaw cycle)
- Mildew and fungus
- Efflorescence and other stains
Ask Us About ChimneySaver, Today!
If you’d like to learn more about ChimneySaver water repellent or are eager to schedule an appointment to have your masonry waterproofed, give Chim-Cheroo Chimney Services a call at 419-752-2231. You can also request an appointment online.