Let Us Repair or Rebuild Your Crown!

The chimney crown is as important as the roof of your house. If there is damage to your roof, you will make a fast plan to repair it before damage worsens and other parts of the home are damaged as well. The chimney crown is the roof of your chimney. It protects the chimney opening from the flue pipe to the edge of the chimney, directing water to run off instead of pooling and penetrating the system.

Why Protect Against Water

If water is allowed into your chimney system, whether through an unprotected chimney opening, through the masonry, or another vulnerable portion such as the flashing, it will cause damage to the chimney AND the home. When water enters through the chimney, it often runs through unseen portions of the home such as floors, ceilings, and walls, until it pools at a low point and forms a leak. At this point, you may have a leak many rooms away from the chimney, and assume it’s a plumbing or roof problem. Calling a contractor may fix the water damage, but it won’t fix the cause if it’s from a chimney leak. When you have a home leak and you have a chimney, the cause is almost always the chimney. Call a chimney professional so that your chimney can be assessed and repaired.

Chimney water damage is bad at any time, but during winter it can be devastating. Due to a process called the freeze/thaw cycle, a small amount of masonry damage can allow a small amount of water in, and result in big problems. The water enters cracks or gaps, and then freezes during cold temperatures. When it freezes, the water expands, breaking apart the masonry, and then melts again when the chimney heats up. Once melted, the water moves further into the damaged masonry, repeating the process and resulting in serious masonry damage that is both unsafe and unsightly.

What Black Moose Can Do For You

Black Moose Chimney & Stove offers preventative maintenance and services year round, including chimney crown assessment, repair, and rebuild. Your chimney crown, when made correctly, should be 2 inches in thickness at its thinnest point, it should extend two inches past the chimney’s edge, and should be shaped at a slope to allow water to run off and drop onto the flashing and roof below. The crown should be constructed of concrete with steel or metal mesh reinforcement–not leftover mortar from another job. The problem with hiring amateurs for this job is that they will often cut corners in shape and material. This method may save you money, save them money, but puts your chimney and safety at risk.

When you depend on Black Moose, you get a thorough assessment before a repair, so we may find that a repair is suitable. Many cracks and gaps can be corrected using special products that our technicians apply over the existing crown. This method saves you time and money and ensures your crown is in good shape and your chimney will be ready for fall.

Contact Black Moose Chimney and Stove now so that your chimney can be assessed, including your crown and other parts that protect your chimney from water damage. Call 603-525-7905.

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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)