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Chimney Repairs Glasgow

If your looking for expert chimney repair in Glasgow then Essence Roofers are the people to call.
Chimney Repairs Glasgow

Maintaining and repairing your chimney promptly is extremely important. Over time erosion caused by rain and wind can cause brickwork, stonework, mortar and lead flashing to deteriorate. In the worst cases with no proper support (due to, for example, no mortar being left between brickwork) a chimney stack can collapse directly through the roof or onto the ground.

We routinely fix all manners of problems with chimneys. Common repairs include repointing of chimney brickwork to replacing chimney flashing, lead back gutters through to full restoration projects, we can ensure that your chimney is repaired to as good as new condition.

We routinely fix all manners of problems with chimneys. Common repairs include repointing of chimney brickwork to replacing chimney flashing, lead back gutters through to full restoration projects, we can ensure that your chimney is repaired to as good as new condition.

2 common types of repairs mentioned above are the repair of chimney flashing and repointing.

Chimney flashing is the metallic material around your chimney where it meets your roof tiles or slates. This structural aspect of your roof plays an important part in maintaining the weather exclusion properties of your home. Occasionally storm damage or high winds can cause this to fail. We are experts in assessing and repairing such damage.

With regards to chimney repointing over time the mortar between the chimney brickwork can deteriorate exposing the very internal fabric of your property. This can allow water straight into your home. Repointing is the process of renewing these mortar joints to prevent water ingress.

Other common chimney repairs include:

  • Rendering your chimney to make it even more water proof
  • Capping- this is done when your chimney is no longer in active use and needs sealed to prevent future issues.
  • Chimney pot replacement. This type of repair is commonly done after old terracotta chimney points have been damaged.
  • Ventilation cap installation to prevent pigeons or other birds from getting in.

Occasionally if a chimney is badly damaged it may need stripped down and rebuilt. This is quite often a last resort if the existing structure has issues that make repair impractical or unsafe to do.

We work in all kinds of properties to repair their chimneys. This includes original sandstone properties with matching chimney stacks in the west end of Glasgow to bungalows in the southside.

Give us as a call on 01415709152 and we can discuss your needs.