In Need Of Crown Repairs? Call On Chim-Cheroo!

One of the most important things you can do to prolong the life of your chimney system, keep everything looking great and working like new is to keep it properly safeguarded against water entry. That’s why there are so many components in place to keep water out of your chimney, one of which is the chimney crown.

What & Where Is The Chimney Crown?

The chimney crown is the cement portion that rests atop your chimney stack and seals everything, leaving a small hole for your flue. This part essentially serves as the roof of your chimney, so it takes on the glaring sun, the pounding rain and hail, and the freezing sleet and snow so that your chimney’s interior doesn’t have to. In order to stand up to these elements season after season, the crown must be constructed of concrete and reinforced with mesh.

But it’s not just the materials that determine the longevity and effectiveness of the chimney crown – it’s also the construction! If a chimney crown isn’t built with the right slope, the right thickness, and the right overhang, it will only be partially effective, and for a much shorter amount of time. A quality crown should slope slightly to encourage water to run off of the crown instead of pooling and eating away at the concrete. Likewise, it should be at least 2 inches in thickness (at the thinnest point) and should extend at least 3 inches beyond each side of the chimney stack to keep it from dumping water down into the masonry and onto the flashing.

Unfortunately, many contractors build thin, flat crowns out of readily available mortar mix, and construct them without an overhang.

We Can Repair A Damaged Crown With CrownCoat Sealant

If your crown was built using improper materials and measurements, or if your crown is cracked or otherwise deteriorating, give Chim-Cheroo’s team of expert masons a call! We specialize in crown repairs and rebuilds and can make sure your chimney is adequately protected against the threat of water intrusion.

Our team uses quality repair materials like CrownCoat (by ChimneySaver), which is a brushable sealant that fills in cracks and holes and provides a new, smooth, strong surface. This flexible, environmentally friendly product, when professionally applied, holds a 15-year warranty — so you can expect your repairs to last and last.

If your crown needs to be completely rebuilt in order to properly protect your chimney, we can help with that, too! We’ll have a new crown built in no time!

For A Quality Crown, Call On Chim-Cheroo!

If you’d like to schedule an appointment to have your crown inspected, repaired, or rebuilt, give us a call at 800-284-8770 or click here. We’re here to help keep your chimney system in great shape so you can enjoy it, year after year. Call or click today!

 

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