The chimney is one of the most vulnerable parts of your roof. Brick and mortar aren’t designed to withstand constant weather conditions – that’s why your house has a roof and eaves. But the chimney’s brickwork isn’t protected by the roof and has to survive wind, rain, frost, and snow, or even worse.
That’s why most chimneys need constant maintenance and upkeep. Otherwise, you run into problems like water leaks, cracked brickwork, or even more serious issues that can affect the health of your whole roof.
At Roof Doctor, we don’t believe in letting that happen. We can provide services that’ll do more than just fix the current problem – we’ll strengthen your chimney so that it needs less maintenance, saving you hundreds of pounds over time. But even better than that: we’ll be giving you real peace of mind in the knowledge your roof can withstand the worst weather England can throw at it.
Keeping Your Chimney in Tip-Top Condition
We’ll make a diagnosis and assess the problems you’re facing before we undertake work, so you know exactly what we’re planning to do. Usually, this involves rebuilding part of your chimney; exactly how much depends on how much wear your chimney has suffered over time. That’s why it’s always wise to maintain your roof even when there aren’t any obvious problems – little issues can turn into big issues very, very quickly.
We understand you might have spent a lot of time building a house that you’re proud of. That’s why the work we do is usually conducted purely on your house’s exterior. Even if we need to completely rebuild the chimney stack, you won’t have to worry about any changes to your fireplace or hearth.
There are some common signs to spot that can indicate your chimney might need some upkeep. Rust in your firebox or damp, damaged wallpaper is a warning sign that your chimney may have cracked and begun to let moisture in. If you’re spotting small pieces of chimney tile piling up at the bottom of your fireplace, or if the masonry around the flue is cracking or flaking, that’s another warning sign that your chimney may be crumbling.
Book Your Free Roof Health Check
We are currently offering a FREE health check for Homeowners in Aldershot, Farnborough, Farnham & Fleet. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate – you can call us out for a FREE health check at any time. We’ll let you know if the problem is serious, and if so, how we can help. Acting now might be the difference between minor repairs and having your entire chimney rebuilt.