Annually, climb up on the roof (or have someone younger do it for you) to
check the condition of your chimney crown. The crown is the concrete pad that surrounds your flue or flues. You are looking for cracks and missing
pieces of concrete such as the ones on the chimney crown shown at right.
•If there are cracks, rain can seep down through your home and create wet spots that make a good home for the spores that
cause rot and mold. This condition can get started in places you can't see and become a major problem.
•If rot and mold begin in the wooden framework of your home, and
behind its walls, you may be in for a lot of expense and inconvenience before your home is safe and wholesome again. It's worth noting that
moisture in your walls also creates an inviting habitat for termites.
•Cracks can expand as water freezes in them and drives them wider.
Eventually the crown will deteriorate to the point that an expensive re-construction or replacement becomes necessary.
CrownCoat is a professional grade coating that repairs
cracks up to a quarter inch wide. You can use long-lasting CrownCoat to repair cracks, or to prevent it on crowns presently in good condition.
•CrownCoat does more than just repair cracks. It also waterproofs the entire crown.
•You can apply CrownCoat quickly, with just a paintbrush.
• The manufacturer of CrownCoat provides a
15 year warranty.