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Chimney Crown Installation & Repair

If your masonry chimney crown is cracked, deteriorating, or in need of replacement, United Home Services’ experts can help. We specialize in chimney crown installation and repair, ensuring a properly sealed and sloped crown that effectively protects your chimney from water damage. Our team uses the best materials and techniques to restore the integrity and longevity of your chimney crown.

Why Hire United Home Services?

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, United Home Services has the expertise to handle any chimney crown installation or repair job. Our certified chimney professionals stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and industry standards, ensuring that your chimney crown is installed or repaired correctly. We only use the highest quality materials for our chimney crown installations and repairs. We source our materials from trusted suppliers to ensure that your chimney crown is built to last. We believe in offering fair and competitive pricing for our chimney crown services. We provide detailed quotes upfront, so you know exactly what to expect.

Chimney Crowns Vs Chimney Chase Covers

Chimney Crowns

Chimney crowns are concrete or mortar slabs that sit on top of masonry chimneys. They are designed to protect the brickwork and mortar joints from water damage and weathering. Chimney crowns should be properly sloped to allow water to drain away from the chimney and prevent pooling. Common problems with chimney crowns include cracking, deterioration, and inadequate slope.

Chimney Chase Covers

Chimney chase covers, also known as chase caps, are typically made from metal and are used on prefabricated or factory-built chimneys. Unlike chimney crowns, which sit on masonry chimneys, chimney chase covers cover the entire top of the chase or enclosure that houses the chimney. Chimney chase covers are essential for preventing water from entering the chimney and causing damage.

Chimney Crown FAQs

A quality crown is necessary for a masonry chimney to protect it from water intrusion. The crown acts as a barrier, preventing water from seeping into the chimney and causing damage to the masonry, flue lining, and other components. Without a proper crown, water can penetrate the chimney structure and lead to costly repairs or even structural issues.

You may need chimney crown repairs or replacement if you notice signs of damage, such as cracks, holes, or deteriorating mortar. Additionally, if you experience water leaks or moisture issues inside your home, it could be a sign that the crown is compromised. It is best to have your chimney crown inspected by a professional to determine the extent of the damage and recommend the appropriate repairs.

Common problems with chimney crowns include cracks, deterioration, improper construction, and lack of waterproofing. Cracks can allow water to penetrate the crown, leading to further damage. Improper construction or lack of waterproofing can also result in water intrusion and structural issues. Regular inspections and maintenance can help detect and address these problems before they worsen.

Chimney crown repairs should be done by a professional with experience in masonry work. Repairing or replacing a chimney crown requires specialized knowledge and skills to ensure proper construction and waterproofing. Hiring a professional chimney technician will ensure that the repairs are done correctly and effectively.

The lifespan of a chimney crown depends on various factors, including the quality of construction, exposure to weather conditions, and maintenance. A well-built and properly maintained chimney crown can last for 10-25 years or more. Regular inspections and maintenance can help identify any issues early on and prolong the lifespan of the crown.