Chimney Crown Repair & Resurfacing
Of the many barriers against water that were built into your chimney’s design, the chimney crown might be getting bombarded the hardest. Built horizontally at the top of your flue and above your roofline, there isn’t much up there (aside from your chimney cap) protecting your crown from rain, sleet, snow and ice. Under that kind of constant attack, it’s understandable that the crown is a common source of leaks and a common part in need of repair.
When cracks appear in your chimney crown, you’ll want to have them repaired as soon as you can. Like a tiny ding in a windshield, the little imperfections in a chimney crown can quickly spread to become big issues. As water gets into small cracks, the masonry material can erode and decay. And in cold weather, water that makes its way into the chimney crown cracks can freeze and expand, causing parts of the masonry to crumble.
If you’re having your chimney inspected annually — as is recommended by everyone from the National Fire Protection Association to the American Lung Association and the Environmental Protection Agency — you’ll be made aware of issues with your chimney crown before they become huge problems. If you haven’t had an inspection in the past year, call Blue Ridge Chimney Services — we’ll make sure that you’re still working with a safe and efficient chimney system.
Chimney Crown Resurfacing Can Help Solve Small Crown Problems
If your chimney crown is largely sound but has developed some hairline cracks, Blue Ridge Chimney Services technicians may be able to resurface it. This process includes the application of a flexible sealant that fills in small cracks and prevents water from getting in and making them worse. It also creates a waterproof seal over the crown that protects it from developing more hairline cracks.
Severely Damaged Chimney Crowns May Need More Than Resurfacing
If there are significant cracks or areas of spalling (chipping or flaking), you may need to have your chimney crown rebuilt. Our master mason and experienced masonry technicians can build a new, durable crown that will protect your chimney for years to come. And we can also apply a waterproof sealant that will help extend the life of your masonry.
If You Suspect Problems With Your Crown, Call Blue Ridge Chimney Services, Today!
Give us a call if you’re experiencing a leak, and we’ll inspect all of the common contributors, including the crown. If you notice cracks or spalling in your crown, let us know about that, too – cracks and spalling can be an indicator that water is already getting into your system. If a leak is left untreated, water will inevitably make its way into your living areas.
For quality chimney crown resurfacing and repair, call Blue Ridge Chimney Services at 540-867-0660, today or click here to schedule an appointment online!