Damaged Crown Got You Down? We Can Repair Or Rebuild It!
No homeowner wants to worry about chimney leaks or a cracking and crumbling chimney, but if your crown is neglected, that’s exactly what you’ll need to worry about. The chimney crown is the cement slab at the top of your chimney stack, and its sole purpose is to keep water, animals, and debris out of your chimney opening.
Unfortunately, cracks, holes, gaps, and deterioration can show up on the crown over time, mainly because it’s constantly being bombarded by moisture and the shifting weather and temperatures. But what’s so bad about a damaged crown, anyway?
Well, when repaired in the early stages, crown damage can be minor and the chimney can remain relatively unharmed. But when time passes and repairs are not made, damage will worsen, water will make its way in, and the results can be quite disastrous (and expensive). That’s why, if you suspect you have crown damage, it’s important that you have repairs made ASAP.
Schedule Regular Inspections So You Know About Crown Damage Early On
One of the best ways to stay on top of repairs and prevent extensive chimney damage is to schedule annual inspections. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that homeowners have their chimneys inspected at least once a year, even if they don’t use it. This can alert you to damage and problems while they’re still small. Have you scheduled your annual inspection yet? If not, there’s no time like the present.
Should we find find damage to your crown, we may suggest repairs or a rebuild, depending on the extent of the damage and the reason for it. If, for example, the damage is the result of a poorly constructed crown, a rebuild may be necessary, while small or even large cracks may simply require repair.
Here at Alpine Chimney Sweeps, we proudly repair crowns with a quality crown repair product from ChimneySaver. This product seals cracks, fills holes and gaps, and leaves the crown protected against future water damage. And since it looks much like mortar, the results will be seamless and won’t call attention to your chimney top.
If you need a full crown rebuild, you can expect seamless and attractive results as well. Our team will make sure your crown is built to last and that it will effectively remove water from the top of your chimney and keep water out for years to come.
A Dry Chimney Is A Healthier, Stronger Chimney
Ready to have your crown professionally inspected and repaired? Call Alpine Chimney Sweeps or request an appointment online today. We’re here to help you keep water out of your chimney for good!