Is Your Chimney Crown In Need Of Repair Or Replacement? Call Us!

Although leaks can spring up from a variety of different places in a chimney system, we have a check list of common culprits that we generally look at first when a client calls with a chimney leak issue. The parts on that checklist, perhaps unsurprisingly, are many of the parts that are designed and installed specifically to fight off water intrusion.

The flashing installed around the chimney where it meets the roofline can tear or pull up, allowing water to enter those seams. The chimney cap can fly off in a particularly bad windstorm, giving water access to the open flue. The chimney crown, installed at the top of the flue explicitly to direct water away, can crack or crumble and allow water access to the flue and the home.

Since the chimney crown is up at the very top of your chimney, homeowners generally won’t notice that damage is present until a leak has developed. That’s part of why it’s important to keep up with annual maintenance, including chimney inspections. During your yearly inspection, Ozarks Chimney Solutions’ technicians can find and note chimney crown damage while it can be successfully repaired. Finding this kind of damage early can keep you from having serious moisture damage inside your home, and may mean the difference between a crown repair and a crown rebuild.

But whether crown damage is discovered during an annual inspection or because you’ve noticed a leak in your home, Ozarks Chimney Solutions technicians can recommend the right approach to restoring that crown to proper function and can also do the necessary work.

Crown Repairs And Crown Rebuilding

When Ozarks Chimney Solutions’ technicians inspect your crown, we’ll assess the level of damage and what repair or restoration approach will be the most effective. If we find the damage early, when there are just small cracks, we can apply a product called CrownSeal, which creates a flexible, watertight seal over the entire crown, repairing those small areas of damage and allowing the crown to effectively repel water again.

If the damage is more severe, we may need to make more extensive repairs, up to and including a crown rebuild. If Ozarks Chimney Solutions’ professionals build your new crown, you can expect a crown that follows the best design principles — with a surface that’s sloped away from the flue to direct water away, and an overhang that keeps that water from the chimney masonry surface.

If your chimney crown is damaged or poorly designed, call Ozarks Chimney Solutions at 870-507-0904 or schedule your appointment online — our experienced technicians can repair or rebuild your crown to last!

 

We can replace missing or crumbling mortar in your masonry chimney with our skilled tuckpointing process…just one of our professional masonry repair services.

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Both technicians were very well informed and thoroughly explained their findings clearly. I will recommend your company to all that inquire!
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