Chimney Flashing and Repointing
More and more people across the country are taking great pride in their fireplaces, whether that be for their practical benefits or beautiful aesthetics, and with this rise in popularity comes an increased need for specialist chimney maintenance. Here at South East Chimneys and Roofing Services Ltd our professional team of roofing experts specialise in a range of chimney services including chimney repointing and chimney leadwork including flashing. We take great pride in our outstanding local reputation and with the return of the wood burning stove to many homes across the country, our team have found themselves busier than ever.
Chimney repair works often are carried out within the internal part of a building, however they can also find their way to the outside of a building to include chimney step flashing repair as well as other important aspects including back gutter and front apron repairs. Where the chimney meets the roof, a system known as flashing is used to surround the joining and serve as a waterproof barrier to protect not only the chimney but also the structure of the roof. With the continual impact of weathering, over time, flashing can become faulty or start to leak which can lead to further structural damage if not treated effectively. This is where professional chimney flashing repair services are required immediately before any further costs are incurred later down the line. Flashing is most often made of a rust-resistant metal, and in some cases lead is used. One of the main benefits to using lead is that it is more durable and resistant to corrosion and n properties where this is used, our team carry out specialist lead flashing repair services.
Another important element of a chimneys external care is the chimney pointing, which is the mortar that lies between the brickwork, and as it has a much shorter life span than the bricks themselves often needs replacing within the lifespan of a chimneys structure. Over time, and with the somewhat harsh weather conditions we can experience here in the South East, the mortar joints can become damaged and weakened. This can lead to moisture becoming trapped and causing further damage to the masonry, which will inevitably lead to higher repair works later down the line. Chimney repointing is the process of replacing the mortar holding the structure together in order to regain its original watertight qualities, and is something our team of chimney experts are well versed in. We also carry out the more specialised method of tuckpointing for those customers who require it, which gives for a more refined finish.
Our friendly team are highly experienced in all forms of chimney repointing and lead chimney flashing and are happy to provide a no obligation estimation to help make the process a little easier. Based near East Grinstead, we operate across the South East including Crowborough, Haywards Heath and Uckfield to name just a few areas. If you would like any more information on any of our chimney services
please contact us