Why a Chimney Crown Rebuild is Important

Because the chimney is constructed of a combination of masonry and metal materials, water can cause extensive damage ranging from rusted parts, stained and damaged walls and ceilings, damaged and shifting chimney, and more. It is the goal of chimney sweeps and homeowners to keep water out of the chimney! Aside from the monetary damage associated with a leaky chimney, it can also raise fire risk and lower efficiency.

Why a Chimney Crown Rebuild Is So Important Image - Hillsborough NH - Black Moose Chimney The Chimney Crown and What it Does

The chimney crown is a piece of concrete that lays across the top of the chimney opening. It reaches from the flue on all sides and extends to hang 2 inches over the edge of the chimney. They are slanted to allow water to flow away from the flue and onto the roof, and usually sit 2 inches under the flue opening. The chimney crown keeps water out of the chimney, both inside the flue, and out.

Your Chimney Crown

If you are new to your home or simply need to schedule your annual chimney inspection your chimney sweep should report on the condition of your chimney crown. The problems we often find with chimney crowns are because of regular wear and tear and because of poor construction and installation. The chimney crown should be constructed and installed by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep® (CCS). Only a professional knows the materials required for the best results as well as the thickness, the shape, slope, and overhang. All these factors can make or break your chimney crown.

When You Need a Rebuild

When your chimney crown has minor damage, cracks and dips can be repaired with a simple sealant that fills the holes and covers the cracks. If your chimney crown is damaged beyond a simple repair, you probably need a complete crown rebuild. Our masons are experienced and trained to construct a chimney crown that will work for your family for years to come. When built properly they are durable, long-lasting, and will continue to keep water from penetrating your chimney.

Call a Professional

You should schedule preventative maintenance for your chimney system. This includes regular chimney sweeps and annual chimney inspections. These appointments are the only time that a professional will see your chimney, so it is vital that you call a professional to have it done. A Black Moose chimney sweep will thoroughly assess the chimney crown, especially if you have a concern about leaking. It’s important to note that you should never hesitate to schedule an appointment if you suspect a leak. The cost is too high to take that chance.

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John RantaJohn Ranta
17:01 22 Mar 24
They arrived on time, worked quickly and showed me the results. Prfessional throughout. jr
william greenwilliam green
23:21 14 Mar 24
Really helped me out can't say enough good things highly recommend!!!! The young man that came to my home was very knowledgeable and friendly great attitude all around answered all my questions and left me stress free best of all left no mess.🤙🏻🤙🏻
Michael Dell'OrtoMichael Dell'Orto
18:39 14 Mar 24
Jaime ConleyJaime Conley
17:13 14 Mar 24
Sarah GilliattSarah Gilliatt
01:46 13 Mar 24
A very thorough and careful job done! Thank you.
Larry CookLarry Cook
15:11 07 Mar 24
I wanted to give 5 stars but they are very busy which meant I had a good wait for both the inspection/cleaning, then for a quote on repairs and then for the repairs. Their prices seemed a little high to me but I have nothing to compare with as they were highly recommended by someone I trust and other companies had plenty of negatives reviews which kept me from getting additional quotes. I am happy with the work and they promptly returned to fix a mistake that had been made. Chris the inspector, Jennifer in the office, and Alex and his repair crew were all pleasant and took the time to answer all of my questions. Alex and his crew even took their shoes off (it was winter) before entering my house without even being asked! So if you are not in a rush and want to ensure you chimney is as safe as possible then I think you'll be happy with Black Moose.
Rebecca DeFuscoRebecca DeFusco
22:35 21 Feb 24
After a recent sweep of our chimney, it was discovered that our flue tiles were cracked. Black Moose techs were hard working, detail oriented and professional! Nice jobs guys! See you next year for my cleaning!
Karen CKaren C
14:52 14 Feb 24
Excellent I highly recommend Black Moose Chimney and Stove; Kelly and Liam are awesome, they did a great job. Extremely professional, arrived early, went through everything with a fine tooth comb ensuring pellet stove was thoroughly cleaned. They also were respectful of my home, conscientious and cleaned up after themselves. Made sure stove worked prior to leaving and told me to call promptly if anything came up afterward. Will definitely use them again.
Denise ClarkDenise Clark
16:32 31 Jan 24
We've had Black Moose clean our chimney for a number of years.But recently, we had an emergency situation at our home involving our chimney & oil furnace flue, which was caked full of soot from a malfunctioning furnace. They came & cleaned out both flues in no time, even going up on the roof with snow on it! They cleaned up after their work in the interior rooms where the oil furnace and the woodstove are located. Great work. Reasonable prices. Very nice people. You can't go wrong with Black Moose.
Joe GJoe G
18:30 24 Jan 24
Goods: The technicians know their business, very efficient in cleaning/inspection along with cleaning up after the 'dirty work'.Others: Communications could be more effective. Despite early coordination about scope of work (multiple flues within same chimney) the estimate provided did not reflect this and the final invoice was significantly more than the estimate provided.Quote for follow-on chimney relining was significantly more than that offered by other companies in the area (and far more than neighbors experienced for similar work accomplished by other companies)