Whether you’re a new fireplace owner or a seasoned enthusiast, caring for your chimney is essential to keeping your home safe and comfortable. In this guide, we’ll explore some tips for keeping your chimney crown in top shape so you can enjoy all the benefits of a well-maintained chimney. From repairing cracks to applying waterproof sealant, we’ve got it covered. So, let’s get started!
A chimney crown is a concrete slab at the top of a masonry chimney. It is sloped to shed rain and snow and has a drip edge to prevent water from running down the sides of the masonry.
For folks residing in the Tullahoma area, several common problems can damage a chimney crown:
Be on the lookout for these signs that your chimney crown may need repair:
Whether or not you can repair the chimney crown yourself depends on the extent of the damage and your skill level. If the damage is minor, such as small spider cracks on the surface, you may be able to patch it yourself. Here’s how:
However, it’s best to call a professional chimney sweep when more severe damage exists, such as erosion or missing mortar.
We strongly encourage homeowners always to call a chimney professional to inspect and repair any chimney component, including the crown. Our chimney sweeps have extensive training and experience to identify and repair chimney crowns safely and efficiently.
There are a few things you can do to prevent chimney crown damage:
Your chimney crown plays a crucial role in the overall health of your chimney, and proper maintenance is essential for extending its lifespan. By having a yearly inspection and cleaning by a Certified Chimney Sweep®, you can prevent minor problems from turning into costly repairs. Call A-1 Chimney Specialist at 931-967-3595 (TN) or 256-285-4895 (AL) for expert chimney maintenance and repairs in the Tennessee Valley. You can also contact us online.