Crown Coat & Crown Seals
Also known as a flexi crown seal, or crown saver. Crown coat provides fireplace chimney repair to damaged chimney crowns by eliminating chimney leaks, and water penetration & absorption. A crown is the cement slab that sits at the very top of your chimney and protects the brick and mortar joints beneath from water entry, which causes brick chimney repair needs. All crowns will crack in time from expansion & contraction, settlement, and poor construction, which causes chimney leaks. Superior Chimney's crown coat service repairs' existing cracks, prevents further crack formation, helps to prevent tuckpointing needs (brick chimney repair), as well as structural compromise of your masonry & chimney system beneath.
Advantages of crown coat:
- Existing cracks, gaps, and voids are filled, - entire crown is coated and weather tight.
- Prevents crack formation through which chimney leaks occur.
- Further brick chimney repair & fireplace chimney repair needs from chimney leaks are eliminated!
- Helps to preserve & maintain existing & restored integrity preventing structural compromise.
Existing cracks - If not properly repaired will allow water to leak into the brick & mortar joints beneath and the chimney system within (causing brick chimney repair needs). This will cause integrity & fire worthiness loss throughout the structure, which translates to costly un-necessary fireplace chimney repair and/or reconstruction needs.
Prevents further crack formation - Your chimney projects above the roof line and is highly vulnerable to the elements. Crown coat is specifically formulated to withstand the severe weather and thermal stress to which your chimney is exposed. The need for brick chimney repair, as a result of crown chimney leaks, is eliminated.
Prevent tuckpointing needs - Masonry deteriorates when it absorbs water and is subjected to significant temperature changes within a short period of time (cold mornings - pleasant days), and freeze & thaw cycles (winter months). Superior Chimney's CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) Certified Chimney Sweeps will ensure your crown is sufficiently protecting the chimney beneath from chimney leaks so that fireplace chimney repair costs do not escalate. Brick chimney repairs are of the top four most significant costs that homeowners endure - all due to lack of preventative maintenance.
Structural compromise - A deteriorated chimney crown that is left unprotected will allow water to compromise the structural integrity of your chimney inside & out (from chimney leaks). You are then left with costly fireplace chimney repairs / brick chimney repairs. Occasional maintenance of the chimney exterior is critical to the safety and performance of your masonry chimney.
***Masonry is very porous and absorbs large amounts of water***
(Crown coat will help you to avoid costly fireplace chimney repairs)
Most masonry chimneys are built with an inadequate crown constructed from common mortar mix (the same mixture used to lay the bricks of the chimney), which results in the need for fireplace chimney repairs. In fact, most sand and mortar crowns crack almost immediately after installation because of shrinkage, which causes chimney leaks.
Note: Paint, or any non-vapor permeable water sealer, should never be used as a waterproofing agent because it will trap moisture inside your chimney, accelerating deterioration with a guarantee of fireplace chimney repair needs. Chimney Saver is the choice product!
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