Even if you have a creative imagination, most people don’t want to conjure up frigid visions of January ice, sleet and snow in sweltering or balmy days of August. Despite that, it pays to be practical. Summertime is the time to ward off winter’s woes, including potential chimney problems. Remember last year’s chimney inspection? Maybe you heard something like: “You don’t have chimney leaks yet, but keep an eye on those cracks in your crown.”
Even though it is summer, let Northeastern Masonry& Chimney prevent costly chimney repairs, whether to your crown or mortar or brickwork. Any of these repairs are easier to fix in summer than in winter.
For one thing, summertime is the perfect time to prevent freeze and thaw damage, which often originates in the chimney crown. Schedule your chimney repair with Northeastern Masonry & Chimney today.
Chimney crowns in the Capital District and beyond take a beating from our long and harsh winters (and heat spells, too). Like the gorgeous gargoyles on historic buildings in Europe, chimney crowns divert rain, sleet and hail away from your chimney masonry. Crowns are both functional and beautiful – if properly designed and built. But the untrained eye won’t necessarily detect the crown cracks that are the warning sign of leaks to come.
Summertime crown repairs are both easier and smarter. That’s why the pros at Northeastern Masonry & Chimney are willing and ready to slather on sunscreen on your behalf. Repairing your chimney crown in these summer months makes sense from a practical and logistical standpoint. It’s simply an easier work environment for our experienced masons and technicians. Moreover, summer conditions facilitate sealing and setting. It’s the optimum time for repairing or rebuilding your chimney crown. And of course, there’s more daylight hours for working, too.
We understand taking medicine before you are sick is always a hard sell. Trust us. Our 35 years of experience in the Capital District, Central and Northern New York, Hudson Valley and western Massachusetts have taught us one thing for sure: catching crown damage before it becomes excessive saves you money. Small cracks in the face of the crown are often an easy and painless spoonful of prevention. A dose of CrownSeal, for example, can provide a waterproof protective seal for your “slightly injured” chimney crown. And an application of CrownSeal by Northeastern Masonry & Chimney’s experienced professional comes with a 10-year warranty.
Summertime is the perfect time to do that.
Was your chimney crown poorly designed or built? Fix it now. Is your crown damage severe, with crumbling and spalling masonry or major cracks? If so, you probably need a new crown.
Northeastern Masonry & Chimney technicians will design and install a new chimney crown in accord with the industry’s best practices and highest standards of quality. We will rebuild your crown to provide premium performance and long-lasting protection, diverting water from the masonry. Plus, our experts will reinforce the crown with steel to enhance durability and finish with a pleasing appearance that adds value to your home.
Not sure if you need any repairs to your chimney, whatever the season is? Always start with a professional chimney inspection. Before summer turns to fall and then winter, call Northeastern Masonry & Chimney at 518-767-9315. Then you can rest easy on your deck or by your pool.