Spring rains are coming, so you better ensure your masonry is prepared for it. If you have a chimney in your home, then you likely know how detrimental water can be to its structural soundness. Water in your chimney will likely cause a lot of deterioration, and it can also lead to clogging, rust, mold accumulation, rotted woodwork, and a whole list of other problems, as well. This is why investing in preventative maintenance is so important.
There are many things we can do to reduce your risk of experiencing water-related damages and excess decay. Things like chimney cap installation, flashing repair, waterproofing, and more all play an important role in preventing leaks, but today we are going to focus on chimney crown repair.
What Is a Chimney Crown?
The chimney crown sits on the top of your chimney and slants downward, ensuring water moves out and away from your brickwork and mortar. It plays a significant role in preventing water damage, and it should be regularly inspected and maintained to help it appropriately do its job.
So, what is it made from? A chimney crown needs to be made from the correct materials or else it will likely crack and deteriorate prematurely. Unfortunately, they are all too often formed from a mortar mix, which will not stand the test of time like a more appropriate cement-based product.
Trusting in a team of professionals to set you up right from the get-go is always the way to go. Let the crew here at SirVent Chimney & Venting Service look things over to ensure you get the protection you need throughout the months ahead. Investing in preventative measures now is always a better option than shelling out money for expensive repairs later on, so give us a call today.
What to Expect From Us
When you call us in to address problems with your chimney crown, we will first assess whether or not we can repair the structure without having to do an entire rebuild. In some cases, all we will need to do is seal up some cracks and holes, and you will be good to go!
Other times it is not quite so simple. If you need a rebuild, this will obviously take a bit more time, but it is nothing our team of CSIA certified technicians can’t handle. That being said, the sooner we can get started, the better off you will be down the line. If your burning season has recently come to an end, then now would be the perfect time to book an appointment with our team. Call right away, and we will set something up.
Don’t Forget About Waterproofing
Once we are done getting your crown back into shape, count on us for waterproofing services, too. We can waterproof your crown, as well as your masonry, to ensure those harsh rains do not stand a chance. Come next fall, your system will be standing strong and looking great. All you’ll need is a quick inspection, and you will be good to light as many fires as you’d like!
Now is the perfect time to address any and all of your chimney repairs. Work with us today.