Chimneys have crowns, kind of like kings do, and similarly, the crown is on the top. A chimney crown is the uppermost portion of the chimney that comes into direct contact with all the wild elements of nature. The chimney crown is an important part of the chimney system. It is the flat area around the top flue tile of the chimney that acts as an umbrella for the entire chimney structure. The chimney crown is not to be confused with the chimney cap, which is an attachment that is added to the top of the top flue tile to keep debris from entering the chimney flue, and sparks from escaping out. The chimney crown tops off the masonry walls of the chimney with a small concrete roof that prevents water from seeping into the bricks and mortar that make up your chimney. This simple act of maintaining the crown’s structure can actually save homeowners thousands of dollars in costly chimney crown repair and water damage repairs.
As such, this exposed piece of masonry usually degrades fairly rapidly. Since it is the top of the masonry or brick chimney, and since water always runs downhill, a cracked or damaged crown may quickly let water into the next course of bricks or stone below it. The freeze / thaw cycle makes short work out of the next row, and so it goes down the chimney. It is typically close to $1,000 to re-pour a correct chimney crown. This damage can be avoided by having a CCP Certified Midtown technician apply a coating of Crown Coat on top your chimney.
The solution for Chimney Crowns that need Repair
At Midtown Chimney Sweeps we are big believers in saving money. We do not sell expensive solutions when a simple cheaper solution will do the job equally as well. That is why we apply Crown Coat to the tops of masonry chimney crowns. The attributes of Crown Coat are that it is a:
- Specialized chemical formula of grey paint designed to bind to masonry cement and hold up under adverse conditions while waterproofing and shedding water off the chimney crown.
- Unique quick-drying water-base technology
- Universal waterproofing membrane used wherever waterproofing a horizontal surface is required
- Excellent filler of cracks and voids for chimney crown repair
- Huge benefit to older chimneys which will otherwise quickly fall into disrepair and soon require very expensive masonry work.
15 Year Warranty & Made in the USA
It is a wonderful comfort to know that all Chimney Saver Products like Crown Coat come with a 15 year warranty on the product. This ensures a long lasting product life on the top of your commercial chimney crown.
All of our Crown Coat products are made in the USA, so you can enjoy the fact that you are supporting US companies owned by other Americans. The products are mixed and shipped from the heartland of America to wherever Midtown technicians require crown coat products to defend chimneys from freezing rain and ice.
Why Midtown Chimney Sweeps?
Midtown Chimney Sweeps technicians are trained in chimney crown repair and equipped with the proper tools. We have experience working on older and newer residential and commercial chimneys- specifically, we can help stop chimney leaks! No matter when your residence was built, Midtown technicians are ready to repair your chimney promptly with the right products. When you have us handle your chimney crown repair, you can trust that the results will match your masonry chimney’s current appearance and give you years of effective and good service.
Midtown Chimney Sweeps can help. Call to make an appointment at toll free 1-844-793-3766, today!