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Crown Coat Chimney Top Repairs
Crown coat is also referred to as chimney sealers, crown seals, crown savers, chimney top repairs, or chimney cap repairs. Crown coat, for chimney top repairs, protects 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. It protects the brick and mortar joints beneath from water entry, which causes the need for brick chimney repairs. All crowns will crack in time from expansion & contraction, settlement, and poor construction, which causes the need for chimney top repairs from water leaks. Superior Chimney’s crown coat, for chimney top repairs, seals existing cracks, prevents further crack formation, helps to prevent chimney tuckpointing needs (brick chimney repairs), as well as structural compromise of your masonry & chimney system beneath.
Advantages Of Crown Coat For Chimney Top Repairs:
- 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 repairs & fireplace chimney repairs, from chimney leaks, are eliminated!
- Crown coat for chimney top repairs helps to preserve & maintain existing & restored integrity preventing structural compromise.
Existing Cracks – If not properly repaired, with crown coat, cracks will allow water to leak into the brick & mortar joints beneath and the chimney system within (causing the need for brick chimney repairs). This will cause integrity & fire worthiness loss throughout the structure, which translates to costly un-necessary fireplace chimney repairs and/or reconstruction needs.
Prevents Further Crack Formation – Your chimney projects above the roof line and is highly vulnerable to the elements. Crown coat, for chimney top repairs, is specifically formulated to withstand the severe weather and thermal stress to which your chimney is exposed. The need for brick chimney repairs, as a result of crown chimney leaks, is eliminated.
Prevent Chimney 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 top repairs are of the top four most significant costs that homeowners endure – all due to lack of preventative maintenance. An application of crown coat can prevent the need for chimney tuckpointing and future chimney top repairs.
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 top 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 for chimney top repairs will help you to avoid costly brick 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. Crown coat, for chimney top repairs, is designed to help extend the life of the crown by protecting it from the elements.
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 and causing the need for fireplace chimney repairs. Chimney Saver is the choice product!
Call Superior Chimney today to protect your investment from chimney leaks!