Chimney Repairs FAQs
What Does the Process of Chimney Repointing Involve?
Repointing is the process of scraping away old mortar that may have become damaged and installing new material in its place. This can help to protect your chimney from damage that would otherwise be caused by the elements.
What are the Signs that a Chimney Pot is Damaged?
Some common indications include (but may not be limited to) debris in the fireplace and noticeable downdraughts for no apparent reason. These could signal that the pot has become loosened or even dislodged entirely. Of course, professional assistance will be required in either of these situations.
Should I be Concerned if the Chimney Stack is Leaning?
It is not entirely uncommon for older chimneys to lean slightly as a result of settling over time. However, there also situations when a sudden lean may be noticed. This should be examined quickly in order to avoid further damage to the chimney as well as your home. An expert will be able to determine if corrective maintenance is needed.
When Might a Chimney Need to be Replaced?
The good news is that chimneys tend to be extremely durable. Still, there can be times when a replacement is in order. Extremely damaged mortar, faults in the interior walls, a cracked crown, and a rusty firebox could all indicate a more serious problem.
The team at Multiform Roofing is always on your side. Please take a moment to contact us if you have additional questions.