There are many reasons why you need to keep your chimney in a good state. You want to make sure that if it is in a working condition, you are safe to use it, and if it is unused that the necessary steps have been taken to keep you safe. As your local chimney repair experts, our priority is that your home is exactly how you want it, whilst being safe and efficient. Whether you need someone to assess your chimney, or you want to install an entirely new chimney, we are the people for you!
As the premier service provider for all things chimney related, our team are all experts in their field and will be able to provide a full assessment of your chimney before repairing anything that needs doing. Our experts will perform specific tests to reinforce our understanding of exactly what is going on, but it is important to look out for issues such as birds’ nests, cracks and leaks in your chimney yourself. By investing in this upkeep service today you are saving yourself from costly issues in the future!
As your chimney receives so much external weathering, it is important to keep it in a well-maintained state. Rebuilding your chimney is necessary when there are issues in the masonry which are often caused by storms or simply erosion over time. The most common issue with chimneys is the erosion of pointing (the material that binds the chimney together, for example mortar between bricks). If caught early enough you will prevent issues such as water penetration, instability, and potential disintegration as the condition deteriorates. We will also deal with installing and repairing flaunching and coping stones in and around your chimney. Here at Preston Roofing Services we are highly experienced in the re-pointing and re-seating of chimney pots; keeping you, your loved ones, and your home protected and safe.
There are several reasons why you may decide to have a chimney removed. Commonly this will be because of leaks, structural damage, or if there is a big problem of heat loss. It is important that this process is performed by a professional as the chimney is a part of the structure of your house. There are multiple options available to you if you decide to go down this route. Firstly, it may be possible to cover over an unused chimney with roofing installations. Also, dependant on the situation, you may also be able to have a partial removal, which requires reinforcement along the roof and tends to leave the breast in your home.
Installation of Chimney Cowels and Vents
Whether your chimney is in use or not, chimney cowels are a great at preventing damage in your chimney. A cowel is attached over your open chimney pot to prevent drafts, and stop thing getting into the chimney, like birds and rain. Installing vents are an excellent way to ensure circulation of air, eliminating a damp problem in the chimney itself.