Using Stucco to Hide Chimney Updates

Here’s a question from our 5/4/2019 Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Kristie from Montana says, “My 1962 chimney made of Colonial matte brick is chipping away at the top. I’ve found new brick locally, however, if a mason rebuilds the top above the roofline, it will look strange, as new brick will be a much bolder red than brick below faded with age. A mason has given me a $4,400 bid to re-surface entire chimney with cultured stone. Yikes! I don’t like stucco. Is this my only option?”

We say even though stucco isn’t Kristie’s favorite choice, she could just stucco the cap of the chimney and give it a unique look. A concern is new bricks will stand out. Stucco could be used to cover the new brick, making it look like it’s always been there, and protect the chimney from the elements.

Listen to the embedded audio clip for the complete segment!

Read the blog from the 5/4 show and listen to the full broadcast here

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