Chimney Restoration & Repair
Chimney Restoration & Repair
Chimney repairs are very important, your chimney is located in an exposed position at the top of your property and as a result, it has to face everything the weather can throw at it. Heavy rain, high winds, and hot dry periods can all take their toll. That’s why it’s important to have your chimney inspected by an experienced professional on a regular basis so that any potential issues can be identified before they have a chance to become a problem.
If your chimney hasn’t been checked for a number of years, it might be necessary to arrange a chimney inspection. When you arrange a free chimney inspection with us at Dermot Paul Conservation and Restoration, you get the benefit of 15 years of industry experience, as well as peace of mind. Don’t wait for chimney damage to become a serious problem before you get it repaired.
Should a chimney inspection service uncover damage and potential issues that need attention, we can then arrange for chimney repairs to be carried out. Whatever the size of the issue, speedy repair work is the best way to avoid it becoming a bigger problem. Broken capping can result in costly damage if it isn't addressed quickly, with rainwater being allowed to enter your chimney during heavy rainfall. Unsecured masonry can quickly become a significant problem too, risking the safety of people and property.
Chimney Stack Repairs
Chimney stacks and their flaunching, the sloping mortar that embeds the base of the chimney pot, are the most exposed elements of any chimney and as a result, take the most damage. The weather can ultimately make them unstable, meaning they’re at risk of crashing down to the ground during strong winds. Your chimney stack should be checked regularly, for signs of wear and tear and other damage. Our free chimney inspection can spot any issues before they have a chance to be a danger.
It may be a simple case of replacing individual bricks in the stack, renewing the flaunching, or rebuilding the entire stack. In some cases, the height of the brickwork might be reduced and capped off. With 15 years of experience, Dermot Paul Conservation and Repair has the knowledge to get the job done properly.
Chimney Flue Repairs
If you have a multi-fuel or wood-burning stove, range, or open fire then it’s important to have your chimney flue inspected regularly. A damaged flue can easily become dangerous and should be repaired as quickly as possible. If there’s cracking in the chimney lining, the heat generated from the fire may be able to gain access to combustible areas of the home, creating a significant fire risk.
As well as the risk of fire, it can also increase the risk of carbon monoxide entering the home, the consequences of which can be fatal. Regular chimney inspections will ensure that any damage is taken care of before it becomes a hazard. If damage is found, then in most instances you shouldn’t use your fire until the necessary repair work has been taken care of.
One of the most common aspects of chimney repair and maintenance that need to be taken care of is chimney repointing. Because of their exposed position, chimneys are always at risk of damage and deterioration over time. Wind and rain can easily cause gaps to appear in the mortar, and if these are left, they can become larger gaps, increasing the risk of the chimney collapsing.
Chimney repointing is the process of filling in these gaps with cement, increasing the stability of the chimney and its ability to withstand the weather. As well as helping to improve the stability and durability of the chimney, chimney repointing also helps to improve the overall look of the chimney. Chimney repointing is your first line of defence against the risk of significant chimney damage.
Why is chimney repair work so important?
Regular inspections and repair work help to extend the lifetime of your chimney, ensuring that it’s securely in place and won’t pose a risk to property and people. It also keeps your roof watertight and looking good. It can also save you money in the long run. As has been outlined above, minor chimney damage can easily grow to become something more significant, posing a threat to health and property, and potentially costing substantial amounts of money to ultimately put right.
What should you look for in a chimney repair service?
It’s important to choose an experienced chimney repair service, with a proven track record of high-quality workmanship, reliability, trustworthiness, and client satisfaction. They should also offer a free chimney inspection and quote, outlining what work is required and how much it will cost. At Dermot Paul Conservation and Restoration, we have over 15 years of experience working on both public and private buildings and offer a full complement of chimney repair services. We can also deal with your insurance provider, so get in touch with us today for more information.Approve and download Or ask for changes.