There are many residential chimney were finished by using brick or stone in order to protect them and keep traditional look. The masonry chimney might start to show off its age from time to time. Then you might think that resurfacing or replacement can cost pretty much, in many cases using siding on your chimney can be your attractive option as well. Installing the siding on the chimney will require the wood layer as the base for the siding. So, in this point, you might wonder about can you put siding over brick? Keep in mind that you can install the siding on your chimney if there is enough clearance between your fireplace, furnace, even your chimney’s exterior in order to prevent the fire risk.
Can you put siding over brick chimney? These steps below show you how to use siding on your chimney:
You should provide screw pressure 2 by 4s in vertical positions into the surface of chimney along with power driver and masonry screws. Then you can make 2 furring columns which extending from few inches beyond the ground straight to top of chimney.
Then you can use ladder to install this furring on the higher chimney. You can use masonry screws around foot apart and let 1 foot between these columns. You can use tape measure to ensure that you get consistent distance.
Then you can attach the insect screening close with bottom of furring columns by screwing it to the inside of furring. Then you can cover this screening around the furring so it can expand to the each edge of chimney and prevent any insect enter the space between masonry surface and siding as well.
Start to hang your siding on chimney:
You cut the width of chimney which against the wood furring closes to the bottom of chimney. You should check that your siding in horizontal position at certain levels.
Then you can hammer your siding to the furring throughout these mounting holes. You should leave, at least 1/16 inches for a space between siding surface and the nail head.
Then you make the next pieces to the siding above the previous pieces. Leave at least ¼ inches for a space between the siding rows. Then you can repeat this process until all of sidings reach you chimney’s top.