Chimney Waterproofing

waterproofingAccording to the Brick Industry Association, chimneys require special attention and maintenance to prevent costly damage caused by water penetration.

Without being protected all new and existing masonry chimneys are susceptible to water damage, even if repaired. Because chimneys project above the roof line, they are vulnerable to the elements. Water damage can be prevented.

The Chimney Department uses Chimney Saver water protection products. Chimney Saver Water Repellents come with a 10 Year Warranty and have been used by our certified chimney professionals for nearly 20 years.

Chimney Saver Water Repellent reduces water penetration into the masonry by 99.9% according to ASTM tests conducted at the University of Wyoming. It is also 100% vapor permeable, which means it won’t trap water vapors that may pass through the bricks when the chimney is in use, unlike other chimney waterproofing products found in most hardware or home improvement stores. Those store-bought products when applied to a masonry chimney, can actually slow down water vapors as they pass through the chimney leading to water damage.

For more information on waterproofing call us at 630-584-6620.