Chimney masonry is essential to maintain the structure of both the mortar and bricks of your chimney. Chimney repointing is a crucial task to keep your chimney safe, but how do you know if your home is due for repair. So, here we’ll explore some of the key signs that you need to call us for help with your chimney repointing.
Adverse weather and aging can affect the soft motor filling the spaces between the bricks and stones of your chimney. The signs that your mortar joints are deteriorating include crumbling and eroding of the mortar or where it has been worn away; there could be a complete lack of mortar between the bricks. Chimney repointing involves replacing the mortar and filling in the brickwork joints with new mortar. Ideally, this should be completed in the warmer months so the mortar can correctly set up. However, if your home needs urgent attention, small repairs can be performed with an accelerant added to the mortar to allow it to set during the colder, winter months.
Another reliable indicator of a need for repointing is if there are visible cracks in the mortar or bricks. These cracks are often caused by wear or prolonged weather damage, but these cracks can accelerate the damage to the remaining mortar and bricks of your chimney, increasing the risk of a collapse. Repointing is necessary to replace any cracked mortar, but a partial tear down may be needed for more substantial repairs with more extensive damage.
Spalling brickwork is caused when moisture disrupts the brick structure. As the freeze-thaw cycle causes expansion of trapped water in the bricks, the brick structure is pushed outwards. Chimney repointing can help prevent further deterioration and reduce the risk of a collapse.
A chimney cap can play a vital role in the chimney system of your home. If your chimney doesn’t have a cap or it has become damaged, there are some significant reasons why you should consider calling us.
If you’re considering chimney repointing or capping, you can rely on us. Our recommended expert professionals would be delighted to assess your chimney and guide you through the repair options.
Paul and his team did an amazing job for us , complete new roof , fascia’s soffits and gutting all replaced , chimney pointed and capped , cladding to dorma window and replaced velux window . All at a very reasonable price .
Roof all done the guys did an excellent job we are really happy would highly recommend thank you Steve and all your guys.
Paul & Denise
Outstanding service from Ben. He kept in touch, provided a competitive quote, arrived when he promised, carried out the work and kept me updated on progress, finished the job to a high standard and all in a friendly and professional way. I would not hesitate to call on his services again when my other tiled roofing repairs are needed. Highly recommended.
Full roof re-tile done. Agreed a great price, work was started within 2 weeks. The driveway was swept spotlessly clean each day. The new tiles look great. There were a couple of areas of the fascia that had come away with the vibrations of the work and they even came back once the job was finished to correct those little areas to make sure that we were 100% happy with the job. I'd recommend Trevor and his team to anybody. He gave good advice and explained the details of the job to us every step of the way.
A big thank you to Trevor and his crew, for a good job. Very friendly and polite and always cleaned up after themselves. I would recommend Northern Roofing. Thank you once again.
Thoroughly recommend this company. Our roof was in a real state (300 year old barn.). Fair price and they kept to it. Always tidy and courteous. Completed in half the time we expected.
Trevor and his team were efficient and reliable and communication was excellent at every stage of the job. Nothing was too much trouble- for instance, Trevor sourced Welsh green slates to replace damaged slates which matched the existing ones perfectly. Mick and Dean worked really hard and we are really pleased with the final result.
The job was completed quickly and as specified. New roof tiles, felting and new gutters. The price was competitive too.
Would definitely recommend - Trevor answered all my questions I had - the team worked very quickly and effectively. Love my new roof!