Notable Causes Of Chimney Damage
Though many homeowners have a chimney sitting atop their home simply for the appearance alone, the decline of this structure can spell trouble – especially if it is prone to toppling, or sections dislodge. You may even use your chimney for the original intended purpose – with wood burning and traditional rustic fireplaces still commonplace within many homes, reappearing as a stylish aesthetic choice for those seeking something different. Read ahead and gain a valuable insight into some of the most prominent causes of chimney damage – as well as how to clarify such issues should they occur unexpectedly.
The Importance Of Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance is an absolute essential for any conscious homeowner, and this doesn’t just apply to the obvious household utilities and visibly declining walls or structures. If your roofing or chimney has remained in place for decades without any repairs or replacements being carried out, you may benefit from a routine inspection from a professional team. Enlisting an expert to spot accidents before they happen will provide you with insight into the structural safety of your building, and James Dunn Roofing are able to identify all manner of problems. From falling parts to perished brickwork and damaged tiles, no roof maintenance issue is too tough to tackle!
Masses of downpour, strong winds and unexpected storms can all contribute to the decline of a chimney stack, and depending on the scale of these poor weather conditions, you may even need to enlist assistance from roof repair experts. If bricks are dislodged or large sections of the stack are left exposed, leaving the resulting structure as it is could prove hazardous. To avoid falling objects, pesky leaks and annoying drafts, immediate action is needed.
As is the case with any set man-made structure, materials will likely decline over time, resulting in uneven brickwork and dislodged sections. As unavoidable as this is, you can get ahead of the issue by contacting experts before this unravels and worsens. Contractors are able to restore brickwork and fill in any uneven sections with relative ease, and we only employ accredited, safety certified individuals for this very reason. Expect only the best when you decide to work with us for your chimney repair needs.
Searching for ‘chimney repairs Oxford’? Structural issues can occur for a number of reasons, and while this may not always be immediately noticeable, there are some warning signs to watch out for. These include but aren’t limited to:
- Wallpaper and paint damage near your chimney
- Visible exterior damage and blemishes
- Flue fragments in your firebox
- An overall leaning chimney
James Dunn Roofing, we offer a wide range of expert roofing and building services. Based in Oxford and serving the whole of Oxfordshire, we know that a roof replacement or extension can be a big deal if you’re tight on cash or time. With over 35 years of experience in the business, our team has the knowledge and experience to get the job done to unique specifications – simply contact us.