Chimney Crown Repair / Replacement
When a chimney crown is cracked and decaying, a chimney’s worst enemy – water – can get through the cracks and cause many types of damage. Keeping your chimney crown in good shape is the key to preventing this damage. We’re here to help with that.
Ye Olde Brit Chimney Sweep provides expert chimney crown repair / replacement in San Bernardino CA and surrounding areas, Redlands CA, and Palm Springs CA, as well as Bloomington CA, Glendora CA, Covina CA, Azusa CA, Grande Terrace CA, Pomona CA, Ontario CA, Corona CA, and more.
What Exactly Is a Chimney Crown?
Like a real crown worn by a person, a chimney crown is a cover, and its job is to cover the entire top of a chimney, minus the flue opening.
Typically made of concrete, chimney crowns can begin to show signs of cracking over time. When this happens, rainwater will move into the cracks and create a leaking chimney.
When You Need Chimney Crown Repair
If you schedule annual chimney inspections, our technicians will spot early signs of crown decay, if and when that happens. Early-stage chimney crown repair is relatively straightfor.
Serious problems arise when a crown is neglected and allowed to continue to fall apart. Very large cracks in the concrete slab will eventually let water run down into the interior areas of your chimney. This can lead to a host of problems.
Damage to the chimney liner
When a liner is damaged, it can allow heat and flames to come into contact with vulnerable parts of your home. Struct fires each year in the San Bernardino region are started this way.
Damage to bricks below the crown
Water leaking through cracks in a chimney crown will sit on and be absorbed by the bricks below. This will start a cycle of brick damage.
Damage to the interior chimney masonry
When chimney crown repair is neglected, water can damage the bricks and mortar that face into your flue area. Because you can’t see this problem, it could grow worse and worse without being addressed.
Eventual damage to building materials of the home
Left unchecked, interior chimney damage will finally begin to affect walls, ceilings, rafters, the attic and other areas of your home.
Mold / Moss growth within the chimney
Mold and Moss thrive in damp, unventilated spaces. A leaky chimney crown is an ideal way for mold to get started and possibly put the health of people and pets in the home at risk.
We Repair Chimney Crowns
The chimney crown repair technicians at Ye Olde Brit Chimney Sweep have been helping customers throughout the greater San Bernardino region for more than 30 years. We know how to spot early signs of chimney crown problems and fix even the most extensive crown damage.
We use a protective wash that effectively blocks further water from moving into and through the crown. We’re also able to repair any related damage caused by the broken crown.
Proper chimney crown repair jobs begin with a thorough inspection. If your crown is cracked or decaying, let our certified chimney professionals get the problem resolved right away.
Schedule an appointment or get more information by calling (909) 880-2120. You can also reach out through our simple contact form.