Waterproofing That Works

The masonry materials that make up your chimney are porous, which is an important quality, that allows the gases and moisture created by the fire to escape through the brick and exit the home (as opposed to being trapped inside of the chimney where it could settle along the flue walls or escape back into the air supply). Unfortunately, this porous quality also allows rainwater to enter into the brick where it can freeze and thaw with temperature changes, causing the brick to decay from the inside out.

In the past, many homeowners applied paint to their chimneys to seal out the rain — but applying paint is actually a terrible idea. Why? Because it essentially removes the porous quality of the brick and traps moisture and gas inside of the chimney. So what can you do? Call Top Hat Chimney Sweeps! We use a waterproofing product that is specially formulated to keep rainwater out of the chimney system without trapping moisture and gas inside of the chimney system.

ChimneySaver Water Repellent

ChimneySaver is the perfect water repellent because it’s 100% vapor-permeable. There are two types of ChimneySaver water repellent:

  1. Water-based – Used when the chimney has not ever been treated with another water repellent
  2. Solvent-based – Used when the chimney has been treated with another product or ChimneySaver is reapplied after 10 years

Both products provide the same great protection and the same benefits, including:

  • Carries a 10-year warranty
  • 100% vapor-permeability
  • Imperceptible (won’t alter the appearance of your brick)
  • Resists mildew
  • Protects brick & prevents stains
  • Eco-friendly

When you have this amazing product applied to your chimney, you’ll enjoy water protection without sacrificing the safety and integrity of the chimney system or your eco-system.

What Can Water Do To My Masonry?

The reason for all the fuss is that water can really do a number on your masonry. Here are just a few examples:

  • Efflorescence stains
  • Cracks, gaps, holes and deterioration
  • Changes in brick coloring
  • Mold growth

Protect Your Chimney – Call Us Today!

For more information on ChimneySaver water repellent and how it can help protect your masonry, give us a call at 334-749-3559 or click here. We’re here to help you enjoy your chimney system for years to come!


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