Gaps In The Brickwork Mean You Need Chimney Re-Pointing
A home with a fireplace is the dream of many homeowners. However, when you make your dream come true, you need to make sure you keep up with the necessary chimney maintenance to carry on using your fireplace safely. Thankfully, most of the signs indicative of chimney re-pointing needs are easy to spot with the naked eye.
If you notice any gaps in the brickwork or stonework of your chimney that might imply that the installation isn’t stable or waterproof anymore, you need to get in touch with our specialist roofers to discuss repair works. Additionally, most homeowners can spot movement in the chimney works, especially with old structures. Typically, you can identify issues when you look at your roof.
Even when the problem area is too small to be seen from the ground, you might notice a difference in performance when using the fireplace.
These are signs that it’s time to consider chimney re-pointing.
Chimney re-pointing is an essential repair service
If you are not familiar with the re-pointing task, chimney re-pointing is what roofers do when they fill the gaps and repair broken joints between the chimney and the roof. Professional roofers can proceed to high-quality and invisible chimney re-pointing works for chimneys of all ages, including period structures. In fact, professional re-pointing is essential to maintain ancient structures and protect them from damages.
The process reduces the risk of leaks and roof damage, prolonging the life of your chimney. Typically, it’s a service that we propose as part of our roofing maintenance solutions at Azza’s Roofing. However, it can also be carried out as an independent service for homeowners who need chimney repairs in priority.
Does chimney re-pointing mean waterproofing the surface?
In a nutshell, chimney re-pointing is the process of fixing cracks in the brickwork and mortar so that notice can infiltrate the surface. Therefore, the service helps the surface of the chimney avoid water infiltrating. In short, re-pointing is a way of waterproofing your chimney surface. Our roofers ensure the joints between the roof and the chimney are watertight, which reduces the risk of damp patches underneath the roof deck.
Typically cracks along the brickwork can also affect shingles and tingles. For instance, if the chimney has moved and created cracks in the process, the motion can have broken surrounding shingles. It’s, therefore, crucial to ask professional roofers to check the area to proceed to a full repair.
Safe chimney through rep-pointing
Chimney re-pointing helps to preserve your chimney and protect your fireplace. However, we make it a priority to educate our clients about the necessary maintenance services that will keep their fireplace in safe working conditions. Roof repairs are often necessary to solidify the surface and help the chimney stand upright. Additionally, re-pointing protects your chimney from damage caused by violent winds or rains, making it less likely to collapse. Using chimney re-pointing, our clients can maintain their design and structure, regardless of the age of the chimney.
We also recommend working closely with a professional sweeper to check the fireplace and chimney for obstructions and clean it from within every year.
Make the most of your fireplace with our protective chimney re-pointing services.