BARRY CARGILL MASONRY
Our Crown Repairs Last & Last. If you’ve ever had a chimney leak, you likely know how essential a good chimney crown is. This important component, which rests at the top of the chimney stack and seals the masonry chimney off, plays a key role in keeping moisture and debris out of the chimney system. When designed and installed by an experienced professional, the chimney
crown will have a slight slope to direct water, snow, and sleet off of the crown and onto the roof.
But it’s not just a proper slope that determines the effectiveness of the crown – it’s the thickness and edge as well!
In order to stand up to the constant abuse of the elements, a proper crown should be at least 3 inches thick at its thinnest point. Proper thickness helps ensure that the crown won’t deteriorate prematurely. Additionally, the crown’s drip edge should extend at least a couple of inches past the chimney stack so that all the moisture running off of the crown doesn’t go right down onto the masonry of the chimney or the surrounding flashing
Whether you’ve purchased a home with a fireplace you find unattractive or you feel your fireplace is outdated, you have options! You might choose to completely reface your fireplace. Removing the old fireplace surround and installing a new one can help to create the look you want and breathe new life into your living space. The goal of any fireplace refacing project is to update and bring beauty to the focal point of your home.
If you have been thinking of updating your living space but your fireplace seems out of place, contact us today to learn more about the fireplace refinishing services we can provide. We will work to design, plan, and then create a fireplace you and your family can enjoy and be proud of.
Fireplace Chimney Repair