Can ChimneySaver Save Your Chimney?
The answer is yes, but we don’t want you to take our word for it! ChimneySaver is the leader in chimney protection and offers products such as flashing repair sealants, crown coats, cleaners, creosote removers, and smoke chamber repair products. We trust ChimneySaver products with the chimneys of our customers and neighbors, and the entire chimney industry feels the same way.
ChimneySaver is a professional waterproofing product that we use at Black Moose Chimney to protect masonry chimneys from water damage. An unprotected chimney may experience damage ranging from minor cracks and spalling masonry to complete deterioration. Masonry is constructed of many different materials that are adversely affected by water, and even a small leak can cause a variety of problems including:
- Chimney settlement, collapse, and shifting/leaning
- Cracked, deteriorated flue liner, masonry, and crown
- Stains on masonry interior/exterior, walls, floors, and ceilings
- Rotting walls, ceilings, and floors
- Mold and mildew
- Rusted parts including the damper, doors, and accessories
Chimney Leaks are Preventable
You can prevent water damage by scheduling routine maintenance. Scheduling chimney sweeps and inspections can keep your chimney working properly for longer, and allows a professional to get a look at the chimney system. Only a professional can catch a problem before it becomes a hazard. Even a small crack can become a big leak when left unrepaired. A masonry crown and cap protects the top of your chimney system. In addition, flashing protects the intersection of the chimney and roof. Without ChimneySaver, the masonry is highly vulnerable to water damage.
ChimneySaver waterproofing products are specially formulated to allow vapors out and prevent water molecules from entering. This means your chimney can go on working as it should, and ChimneySaver serves as a barrier. The water repellent will not stain the masonry or change its appearance in any way, but it will protect it, and keep protecting it year after year! In fact, ChimneySaver offers a 10-year warranty on water repellent products!
Can ChimneySaver save your chimney? Yes, along with routine maintenance and inspections. ChimneySaver protects your chimney from water penetration and damage, but should only be applied to masonry that is undamaged. Finally, complete any recommended masonry repairs before applying ChimneySaver.
Black Moose Chimney and Stove can repair your masonry and then apply a coat of ChimneySaver water repellent to continue protecting your masonry this spring and year-round. Don’t leave it up to chance or amateurs (or the weather)!
Call Black Moose today at 603-525-7905 or request an appointment online.