Get Guaranteed Water Protection With ChimneySaver Masonry Water Repellent

Brick and mortar are strong, durable materials that we’ve relied on for decades when building our homes and chimneys. As strong as they are, moisture and weather can still inflict quite a bit of damage and the materials can crack and deteriorate over time This can lead to leaks, water damage, and structural problems.

We love our masonry chimneys, but how can we guarantee they’ll stay in great condition and remain leak-free, year after year? The answer is ChimneySaver Water Repellent. This water repellent is proven to keep water from penetrating the brick and mortar of your chimney.

Don’t leave your chimney exposed to water. Schedule an appointment to have your chimney waterproofed by Black Velvet Chimney today. Get in touch with us through this service request form.

How Does Water Damage Chimneys?

This can lead to expensive repairs and serious safety issues. From humans to plants, water is crucial to the survival of all living things. On the other hand, water is your chimney’s biggest enemy and it can wreak havoc on your chimney system when it’s left unchecked. How can something so beneficial be destructive?

These are some ways your chimney can be impacted by water damage:

  • Deterioration of the masonry. Bricks and mortar are naturally porous meaning they absorb water. When water gets in the masonry, it freezes when temperatures drop. The brick expands when it takes on moisture, causing cracks and damage.
  • Rust and corrosion. Metal parts in the chimney system, like the damper, can rust when exposed to moisture over long periods. This can cause them to malfunction and affect your chimney’s functionality. If the damper has rusted significantly, you may have difficulty opening or closing it completely. This can cause smoke to back up into your home.
  • Mold and mildew growth. A damp chimney is an ideal breeding ground for mold and mildew. These can not only cause respiratory problems but also contribute to the overall decay of the chimney.
  • Damage to the flue liner. The flue liner is the pipe inside the chimney that vents smoke and fumes. Clay tile liners are especially vulnerable to cracking from water exposure. A damaged liner can allow potentially lethal toxins like carbon monoxide to leak into your home.
  • Problems with nearby structures. Water leaking through cracks in the chimney can get into other areas of your home and cause damage to insulation, as well as walls and ceilings near your fireplace.

What Is ChimneySaver Water Repellent?

ChimneySaver has been a staple in the chimney industry for almost 20 years and is proven to reduce water penetration by 99.9%. Unlike other products like sealants and paints, ChimneySaver water repellent doesn’t trap water vapors inside the brick and mortar. Instead, it allows these vapors to pass through but prevents water molecules from entering the masonry so you’re protected against leaks.

Additionally, ChimneySaver Water Repellent:

  • Carries a 10-year warranty
  • Offers moisture protection without adding a glossy look to your masonry
  • Provides protection against efflorescence, stain, mildew, and fungus
  • Protects against the freeze/thaw cycle

Concerned about the eco-friendliness of the product? This water-based formula is environmentally friendly, so you don’t have to worry.

Are Chimney Leaks Covered by Homeowner’s Insurance?

Your homeowner’s insurance policy is intended to help you cover the cost of repairs and replacing your belongings in the instance of an unexpected event. If there is a house fire or you are the victim of a robbery, homeowner’s insurance will help you get back on your feet.

Sounds good, right? Not so fast. Your policy doesn’t cover everything and chimney repairs is one of those categories that can get tricky.

Usually, chimney damage is only covered when there is a “sudden occurrence” like a bad weather event, lightning strike, or collision. However insurance companies consider most chimney issues to be preventable. If you slack on chimney maintenance and your fireplace springs a leak, you’ll likely end up footing the bill on your own. This is just one of many reasons that we stress regular chimney inspections, cleanings, and taking proactive protective measures like waterproofing.

Request An Appointment To Have Your Chimney Waterproofed Today

Don’t let water ruin the masonry of your chimney and the walls and ceilings surrounding it – request an inspection and get your chimney’s masonry waterproofed by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA)-certified team here at Black Velvet Chimney. We have decades of experience and we’re committed to keeping the chimneys of our neighbors throughout DFW in tip-top shape, decade after decade. Request more information online to learn more or schedule your appointment today.



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