Schedule Chimney Waterproofing Today & Rest Easier for Years to Come
Chimneys are exposed to all kinds of weather conditions and, if left unprotected, are much more prone to experience decay and deterioration. This is especially true in Centereach and the surrounding areas where we experience cold weather and the freeze/thaw process. Because of this, it’s important to invest in appropriate measures to minimize the risk of damage later on. What might these preventive services look like?
Well, installing a chimney cap is a must, as is investing in any necessary flashing repairs and tuckpointing services… but, while these help keep water away from your brickwork, it still won’t stop the bricks from absorbing the water they are exposed to. Which is why hiring us to perform waterproofing services is essential.
How Does Chimney Waterproofing Work?
When we mention waterproofing, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to want all the details before we get started. We get it! If the wrong products or techniques are used, it can affect the look of your system significantly by leaving behind a glossy shine or unsightly film. Some sealers are even known to cause discoloration.
Needless to say, a chimney that doesn’t have curb appeal won’t do the value of your home any favors… Fortunately, our team keeps all that in mind.
At Dunrite Chimney, we use products from ChimneySaver, a brand that has been trusted in the chimney industry for decades. These sealants are known for offering superior, long-lasting protection without affecting appearance whatsoever. They’re also known for their breathability, so anything that’s already soaked in can eventually vent out. With many other products, the water simply becomes trapped inside the masonry, which allows any damage to continue occurring.
We also use CrackMagik, a breathable sealant that seals larger cracks and other minor defects that can’t be corrected with water repellent alone.
Can Dunrite Waterproof My Chimney Crown?
Worried about your concrete crown facing water damage? We can waterproof that as well, with CrownSeal or CrownCoat. These are also part of the ChimneySaver brand, and they offer a reliable coating that ensures water can’t soak into your crown and break it down. Need repairs before the coating is applied? No problem – from start to finish, our techs will take care of it all.
DIY or Call a Pro?
It’s no secret that you can buy chimney waterproofing in the store. And with a few keyboard clicks you could probably find a pretty in-depth step-by-step tutorial for getting the job done on your own. But is this really the best route to take? We don’t think so.
Why not? When it comes to waterproofing, if even one area is missed or overlooked, your system will still soak in water, which will cause deterioration that then affects your entire system. In the end, many invest their time and money into the process only to need professional assistance (and expensive repairs) down the line anyway.
Also, many products claim to be breathable, but actually aren’t. If your system can’t breathe, it won’t operate as well and any moisture trapped in your bricks will simply remain there.
Your best bet is to simply invest in professional care from the start, so you can rest easier knowing the job was done right and your system will stand strong for years to come.
Protect Your Investment – Call Our Team of Experts Today
Fireplaces and chimneys can increase the value of your home and serve as a primary heat source in the winter, thus allowing you to lower your bills. This makes them a great investment, but only if you invest in the right care. One of the most effective ways of protecting your investment is by investing in chimney waterproofing services with us.
Ready to schedule? Call 631-738-0005 or book online today.