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What Is Chimney Repointing?


In many instances repointing is required on ageing brickwork. Your chimney is exposed to several conditions during the course of a year. It is particularly susceptible to damage from high winds that can cause gaps and breaks in the mortar. If you recognise that this is the case with your brickwork, we would advise that you arrange a chimney repointing. It is always a great idea to get your brickwork inspected by a reputable roofing company, such as ours. Putting off repairs to a damaged chimney can result in significant issues in the future, including total collapse.

Spaces in the mortar of the brickwork demonstrates that getting your stack repointed could be required. Repointing involves filling the joints of your chimney in with cement to secure it and lengthen its life. One benefit you can expect from having window repointing performed includes a more attractive appearance. Getting your stack repointed is a vital aspect of looking after a roof and should be performed regularly. It is most certainly a worthwhile investment as it will prevent minor issues from escalating into substantial problems. 

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Benefits of Repointing

Repointing the brickwork of your stack could give it a longer lifespan, help keep your roof waterproof and ensure the security of your chimney. Furthermore, repointing will help you to save money and improve the appearance of your property. Read on to learn more.

Your Chimney Will Have a Longer Lifespan

Mortar joints can last for over two decades and in this time they have to stand strong in the face of many harsh elements. This can cause the mortar to contract and expand which, with time, causes it to deteriorate. However, the brickwork has the potential to last for well over 100 years. This is indicative of how essential repointing is as it helps to make sure your chimney can stand the test of time.

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Keeps Your Roof Water Proofed

When you have repointing undertaken, we can apply a waterproof sealant to the brickwork joints. This inhibits moisture from getting into the mortar and therefore, prevents water from getting into your house, causing leaks to form.

Ensures The Security Of Your Chimney

A chimney with disintegrating mortar can be very treacherous to your household, passers by and other areas of your property. Repointing can make sure your chimney remains securely in place, whatever the weather.

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Attractive Appearance

As well as improving durability, repointing can improve the aesthetic appeal of a property. Gaps and cracks forming in the mortar of your chimney is never a good sign as it can make your house messy in appearance. However, arranging repointing can make your roof look neat and attractive.

Save Money In The Long Run

Taking care of your chimney by having the required repair work performed when necessary will help your brickwork to last for many years. Repointing work inhibits any major structural problems with your chimney which could lead to a collapsed structure. If your brickwork collapsed, you could be forced to have a new chimney built and pay for repairs of any damage that the collapsed chimney resulted in.

Contact Us Today To Arrange Repointing

If you think that your brickwork may need repointing, get in touch with us today to arrange a service.

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