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3 Easy Steps to Maintain Your Chimney

Because chimneys project above the roof line, they are exposed to more severe weather than any other part of your home. Spending a little time to protect your chimney now may save you thousands of dollars down the road after more serious damage occurs. Chimneys take a beating from severe weather year round and water penetration is the single biggest cause of deterioration and damage. Waterproofing your chimney is a simple and easy task that will extend the life of your chimney for years and protect against expensive repairs.

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Step 1 - Repair the Chimney Crown

A cracked chimney crown can worsen over time, allowing water to leak into the chimney and eventually need to be replaced, often costing thousands of dollars. Use ChimneyRx Brushable Crown Repair to repair cracked crowns and prevent further deterioration. This chimney crown repair product is designed to be a flexible waterproof membrane that protects your chimney crown from further cracking and water penetration.

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Step 2 - Waterproof the Chimney

Chimney leaks are often caused by water soaking into the brick and mortar joints. Use ChimneyRx Masonry Chimney Water Repellent to prevent water penetration. This product is a unique, breathable water repellent. Unlike sealers that trap water vapors inside the chimney, it allows water vapors to pass through while still repelling water from the outside.

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Step 3 - Check the Flashing

The flashing is the intersection where the chimney meets the roof. To ensure that water is not leaking through the flashing, apply ChimneyRx Elastomeric Flashing Sealant over the existing flashing. It’s like installing a rubber boot at the base of your chimney. It keeps water out and remains flexible over time to avoid unsightly cracking. Using this chimney flashing repair product can extend the life of your existing flashing and avoid the need for expensive replacement.

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