Tuck pointing brick, although often overlooked in home maintenance, is an extremely important aspect of home care. The structural integrity of your home may depend on it. A home that needs tuck pointing needs it ASAP. Letting the brick work on your house continually deteriorate can lead to many problems that will likely involve expensive repairs. Contact us about your masonry issues.
Chimney Step Flashing & Counter Flashing
Proper flashing around a chimney includes two layers. The first is called step flashing or base flashing: Sections of L-shaped sheet metal are woven into the shingle courses and lapped up the side of the chimney. Next comes the counter flashing: A second layer of metal is embedded in the chimney mortar joints and folded down to cover the top of the step flashing. The corners are especially vulnerable. Our craftsmen carefully and skillfully craft custom counter flashing to complete a permanent/watertight condition. Contact us to take a look at your roofing, masonry or flashing needs.
Flashing in Need of Repair
New Copper Chimney Flashing
Crown repair includes sealing any cracks or crumbling areas on the crown or skyward facing surface. The crown repair products we use work wonders and can prevent cracks in your crown from growing. When professionally applied, these products provide an even, sealed surface, making old, weathered crowns effective and beautiful once more. Contact us now with any questions you have.
Chimney in need of repair after tornado in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Restored Chimney with new Chimney Cap/Crown and Terra Cotta Chimney Pots.
Custom Copper Chimney Cap
The cap that protects the chimney flue from rain is really the flue’s only line of defense against water intrusion. Unfortunately, severe weather can cause the cap to come loose, leaving an easy-access entry point for moisture. If a missing cap is to blame for your chimney leak, you can count on Renaissance to replace it with a high-quality, attractive chimney cap. Whether you have a single flue chimney or a multi-flue chimney, we have a cap that’s just perfect for your system – guaranteed. Contact us about your concerns.
Masonry absorbs water, and during long sustained rains, the masonry soaks up huge amounts, manifesting as ‘leaks’ around your chimney. Waterproofing is applied with a sprayer. On the vertical walls, i.e. most of the chimney, waterproofing should be applied from bottom to top because as the waterproofing material comes out of the sprayer it runs down the chimney and gets absorbed into the chimney below the area being working on.