Ideal Roofing can offer chimney reconstruction, brick chimney repairs, partial chimney rebuilds, roof line up chimney rebuilds, and total chimney rebuilds. Cracking, water leaking, element exposure, usage, time, and lack of maintenance can render your chimney structurally vulnerable, resulting in the need for chimney repairs or total chimney rebuild. Whatever the situation, we can help.
Based in Guildford, Ideal Roofing’s chimney rebuild process include set-up (scaffolding in most cases), tear down and disposal, as well as total reconstruction of your existing chimney.
Common Chimney Rebuild Classifications
Partial chimney rebuilds
Small chimneys (no scaffolding required) or only the top few courses of a large chimney.
Total chimney rebuilds
The brick and other materials that make up your home are protected by the roof and eaves. The chimney, however, sits up above the roof and is exposed to rain, snow, wind, and frost. Masonry materials deteriorate very quickly when they absorb moisture and are exposed to the elements, causing undue stress and integrity loss. Total chimney rebuilds are necessary when the chimney is leaning, has severe mortar deterioration or when severe brick spalling has occurred from ground level up. In most cases the firebox, hearth and smoke chamber do not have to be removed.
Roof line up chimney rebuilds
A chimney crown is the top element of a chimney rebuild and allows maximum protection for the construction beneath by preventing the need for fireplace chimney repairs and chimney rebuilding in the future. It protects the top of the chimney, and hangs over the chimney’s edge. The mortar used in most chimney crowns is not designed for years of weather abuse without cracking, chipping or deteriorating – situations that allow water to penetrate the chimney.