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Crown Repair That Lasts

With temperatures diving down to 15 degrees F in the worst of the winter and rain/snow fall averaging anywhere from just below 2 inches to just below 5 inches a month throughout the year, it’s no wonder that chimney crowns sometimes crack and deteriorate here in the greater Valparaiso, IN area.

You see, the crown sits horizontally atop your chimney stack, so there’s not much standing between it and the worst weather our area can throw at it. Moisture and the freeze-thaw cycles that ensue as temperatures rise and fall can lead to extensive crown damage, including large cracks, hairline cracks, popping or crumbling areas, holes, and more. And when this happens, the crown is unable to effectively prevent moisture from making its way down into your chimney system and causing damage.

But what can be done to repair a damaged crown? Will the whole crown need to be replaced? In many cases, a professional chimney care company can restore your crown without a rebuild – it all depends on the strength, composition, and structural build of your crown.

Here at Northwest Fireplace and Chimney, we have effectively repaired and restored countless chimney crowns throughout Porter, LaPorte, and Lake counties over the last several years. Our team uses the most trusted crown repair product in the industry, CrownCoat, to deliver exceptional results each and every time.

What Is CrownCoat?

CrownCoat is a brushable sealant that can be professionally applied to seal cracks and crown damage, and color-matched for a seamless look. The result is a smooth, sealed crown that is strong and crack-free. CrownCoat is a permanently flexible product, which means it can swell and contract with your crown to prevent cracking in the future. When professionally applied, this environmentally friendly product carries a 15-year warranty – that’s 15 years of guaranteed protection!

When Is CrownCoat NOT The Answer?

For cracks and other crown damage, CrownCoat can be the perfect solution; however, there are times when CrownCoat simply won’t cut it. For example, if your crown was simply not properly constructed, or if it was made of sub-par materials (like common mortar), a rebuild may be necessary.

In order to effectively usher moisture away from the chimney stack and flashing and to prevent snow, sleet, and rain from pooling at the top of the crown, the chimney crown should be slightly angled and should extend past the chimney stack by at least a couple of inches on each side. Additionally, the crown should be at least 3 inches thick at its thinnest point so that moisture can’t rapidly wear through it. If this is not the case, a Northwest Fireplace and Chimney professional can remove your existing crown and replace it with one that will provide you and your chimney with years of service.

To learn more about our crown repair services or to request an appointment with one of our experienced professionals, please call 219-413-2349 or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to working with you!

We can also waterproof your newly repaired crown using CrownSeal – just ask!

Crown Repair That Lasts

With temperatures diving down to 15 degrees F in the worst of the winter and rain/snow fall averaging anywhere from just below 2 inches to just below 5 inches a month throughout the year, it’s no wonder that chimney crowns sometimes crack and deteriorate here in the greater Valparaiso, IN area.

You see, the crown sits horizontally atop your chimney stack, so there’s not much standing between it and the worst weather our area can throw at it. Moisture and the freeze-thaw cycles that ensue as temperatures rise and fall can lead to extensive crown damage, including large cracks, hairline cracks, popping or crumbling areas, holes, and more. And when this happens, the crown is unable to effectively prevent moisture from making its way down into your chimney system and causing damage.

But what can be done to repair a damaged crown? Will the whole crown need to be replaced? In many cases, a professional chimney care company can restore your crown without a rebuild – it all depends on the strength, composition, and structural build of your crown.

Here at Northwest Fireplace and Chimney, we have effectively repaired and restored countless chimney crowns throughout Porter, LaPorte, and Lake counties over the last several years. Our team uses the most trusted crown repair product in the industry, CrownCoat, to deliver exceptional results each and every time.

What Is CrownCoat?

CrownCoat is a brushable sealant that can be professionally applied to seal cracks and crown damage, and color-matched for a seamless look. The result is a smooth, sealed crown that is strong and crack-free. CrownCoat is a permanently flexible product, which means it can swell and contract with your crown to prevent cracking in the future. When professionally applied, this environmentally friendly product carries a 15-year warranty – that’s 15 years of guaranteed protection!

When Is CrownCoat NOT The Answer?

For cracks and other crown damage, CrownCoat can be the perfect solution; however, there are times when CrownCoat simply won’t cut it. For example, if your crown was simply not properly constructed, or if it was made of sub-par materials (like common mortar), a rebuild may be necessary.

In order to effectively usher moisture away from the chimney stack and flashing and to prevent snow, sleet, and rain from pooling at the top of the crown, the chimney crown should be slightly angled and should extend past the chimney stack by at least a couple of inches on each side. Additionally, the crown should be at least 3 inches thick at its thinnest point so that moisture can’t rapidly wear through it. If this is not the case, a Northwest Fireplace and Chimney professional can remove your existing crown and replace it with one that will provide you and your chimney with years of service.

To learn more about our crown repair services or to request an appointment with one of our experienced professionals, please call 219-413-2349 or fill out our online appointment request form. We look forward to working with you!

We can also waterproof your newly repaired crown using CrownSeal – just ask!

 

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