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Protect your home from hazards by repairing your chimney crown in New Jersey

Repair or Replace a Damaged Chimney Crown?

In NewJersey while a fireplace is usually an impressive centerpiece in a home that rarely goes unnoticed, rooftop parts of the chimney may be long forgotten. In fact, it’s not unusual for homeowners to be unaware of or unsure about the functions of various rooftop components of a chimney. Three of those are a chimney crown, a chimney cap, and a chimney chase cover; and the following is a key to understanding the difference between them.

The chimney crown (also referred to as the chimney wash) is the top element of a masonry chimney. It covers and seals the top of the chimney from the flue liner to the chimney edge. The crown should provide a downward slope that will direct the water from the flue to the edge of the crown. The overhanging drip edge, by directing the run-off from the crown away from the chimney, helps prevent erosion of the brick and mortar in the chimney’s vertical surfaces.

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What is Chimney Crown?

In new jersey Typically, chimney flashings are more complex than other types of roof flashings and are a common source of roof leaks. As a rule, chimneys are either masonry or metal. Some chimneys are clad in wood, stucco or aluminum siding. Round metal chimneys will be flashed much like pipes. Let’s focus on masonry chimneys since they are the most challenging and one of the most common.
A properly functioning chimney crown should be constructed to provide an overhang with a drip edge to protect the sides of the chimney. This overhang should be at least two inches.  Chimney liners should have a heat expansion joint between itself and the concrete crown.  This will allow for the flue to expand and contract without causing damages when your wood burning unit is in use. This step is often overlooked by masons, and results in fracturing chimney crowns.
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