Is Your Chimney Crown Built to Last? Give Our Techs a Call for Reliable Crown Repairs
The crown sits at the very top of your chimney and, because of this, it tends to face a lot of abuse. This makes it more prone to break down and decay, which then leaves your masonry (and home) vulnerable to water damage and deterioration. Needless to say, a crown that isn’t built to last isn’t going to do much to keep your system standing strong for the long haul.
What Does a Properly Built Crown Look Like?
A properly built crown is…
- made from a Portland cement-based mixture
- slopes slightly, so that water can easily slide down and off of it
- at least 2 inches thick
- built to overhang past the edge of the chimney
- properly waterproofed
A properly built crown is NOT…
- made from a basic mortar mix
- completely flat, which would cause water to pool
- lined up with the end of the chimney
- left vulnerable to soak in harmful moisture
Does My Crown Need Waterproofing?
Waterproofing is a must for the masonry sides of your chimney, but does your crown need waterproofing too? You bet! Over the years, the crown of your chimney is pelted by rain and snow and if not properly waterproofed, will crack and break.
How Do I Know if My Crown Needs Repairs?
Not sure what state your chimney crown is currently in? It’s not always easy to see from the ground if there are cracks or gaps, and even a close-up look may not reveal any obvious damage to the untrained eye. The only way to know for sure where your crown stands is by scheduling an inspection with a certified chimney sweep.
Our experts would be happy to help you out. We’ll do a full overview on your crown and can detect if it’s in solid condition or if it needs to be repaired or rebuilt. Unfortunately, many weren’t constructed right from the start, in which case some renovations will be warranted. But no worries because, when you rely on us, you’re always in good hands.
Call Today to Set Up Your Next Appointment
Whether you have obvious issues that need to be addressed or simply fear that problems are hidden away causing inefficiency and putting your home at risk, we’ve got you covered. Call 631-738-0005 today to set up an appointment or you can reach out online. We look forward to hearing from you!