Chimney Crown Replacement:
This old chimney in Bethesda, Maryland was in pretty bad shape when we arrived. The
home-made DIY chimney caps weren't much to look at either, so we installed some newer
up-to-date units (below).
Most Roofers don't even bother looking at the chimney crown. "Why not?" I ask. It's
true that water from a leaky chimney crown can get down inside and cause LOTS of damage to the
bricks and flu liner, and can also leak into the house and cause damage and mold growth.
Why not take care of the problem while we're up there? Calling a masonry company would cost
hundreds more; plus, we can coordinate the installation with the roofing work to avoid damage to
the new roof . . .