As snow melts and winter nears its end, a lot of homeowners start noticing deterioration and crumbling throughout their fireplace and chimney. The most likely cause for this is too much exposure to water, which is why preventative measures should be put into place to ensure further damage cannot occur down the line.
At Magic Broom Chimney Sweeps, we have solutions for you! Learn more below about what preventative measures you can take to avoid water damage in the future. Our CSIA certified sweeps can help you out with it all!
The Importance Of Chimney Caps & Crowns
Two extremely important parts of your chimney are the chimney crown and the chimney cap. Both do a lot when it comes to keeping water at bay, and they both need to be in prime condition to help your chimney stay healthy. Let’s start with the crown. The chimney crown is typically made from concrete or mortar mixture and sits on the top of your chimney. It slants downwards and slightly overhangs past the opening to easily direct water away from the brickwork. When built right, the crown does a lot to keep your masonry protected year after year!
Unfortunately, not all chimney crowns are built with the level of expertise that our sweeps have to offer. If yours is breaking down, call on our experts to fix it up right! Whether you need repairs or an entire rebuild, we can handle the job.
Chimney caps are also important in protecting your chimney. The cover the flue opening, so that water cannot enter and pool up inside of it. Should this occur, you will face clogs, rust, rot, decay, and lots more! Chimney caps keep water away, and they also protect your chimney from animal intrusion and debris build up. They do a lot for your fireplace and home, and our expert team can install or repair yours in a jiffy!
The Importance Of Waterproofing
Waterproofing is another very important part of preventing water damage. If you’ve heard of the freeze/thaw process, then you know how important it is to protect your brickwork! A hard-working sealant will ensure that water cannot get absorbed, where it can freeze and put a lot of extra pressure on your entire chimney system.
Our waterproofing products keep moisture away, while allowing your chimney the ability to vent out vapors and fumes, as needed. Unlike paint or other harmful sealants, our formula provides the perfect shield for your masonry!
We Can Help With It All!
On top of everything, our expert crew can install and repair flashing, repair brickwork and mortar, and patch up any holes, cracks, or other deterioration throughout your chimney. Count on us to fix things up, then provide you with the protection you need to avoid water damage in future years. When you work with Magic Broom, you’re guaranteed satisfaction! Call now to schedule an appointment with us!