How To Choose A Chimney Repair Service
Ensuring that your chimney is in good condition is crucial from the standpoints of safety and aesthetics. There is a range of considerations when selecting a chimney repair service with a wide range of issues that can present problems. One of the most common issues relates to loose bricks within a chimney stack. This can often be resolved with chimney repointing but in some instances, it may be required to completely rebuild a chimney stack. When resolving any structural issues with a chimney it is crucial to work with a roofing company experienced in delivering high-quality services repairing chimney stacks.
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One service that can resolve issues with chimney stacks caused by wind and rain wearing down the mortar between the bricks. Repointing a chimney involves repairing the mortar joints between the bricks to provide renewed structural integrity to the chimney stack. In addition to providing structural stability to a chimney stack, repointing services can also improve the appearance of a property by giving a well-maintained look. Timeframes for repointing chimneys can vary with smaller jobs taking 1-2 days and more complex jobs typically taking 3 days or longer to complete.
Rebuilding Your Chimney
If the issues are more serious and include deterioration of the bricks in addition to the joints then it can be necessary to completely rebuild the chimney. There are a number of indications that a chimney may require a complete rebuild. If you believe that your chimney is structurally compromised it is important to get an experienced roofing contractor to provide an opinion on the available options. This is also a good opportunity to discuss budgets and timeframes for roofing jobs.
Putting Up Scaffolding
When carrying out repointing or repairs on a chimney it is necessary to put up scaffolding on the chimney. This is one factor that can affect the timeframe of a chimney repointing or repair job as some chimneys may be more difficult to access and require more complex scaffolding. One option for roofing jobs is to work with a building contractor to employ roofers and scaffolders. It is often worth discussing the scaffolding approach taken on similar jobs with a roofing contractor in order to understand the available options.
Get In Touch
For chimney repairs in Oxford, James Dunn Roofing offers a wide range of competitively priced services. With over 35 years of industry experience, we can ensure that high-quality roofing jobs are carried out efficiently, safely and cost-effectively. To discuss how we can help with chimney repairs and repointing in and around the Oxford area get in touch today by calling 01865 373 614 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.