Chimney Restoration Melbourne
Chimneys are a regular feature of older buildings but are also part of the design of newer buildings, known for their aesthetic appeal as much as their practical value. Nothing beats sitting around a crackling fire on a grey and blustery day. But, with the focus on your buildings interior, it’s easy to forget how vulnerable your chimney is on the exterior. Despite their class and functionality, they are the part of your roof that is most vulnerable to the weather and wind because of their exposure in relation to the rest of the structure. Over time, the elements can slowly degrade the structure of your chimney leading to water leakage, structural chimney damage and in extreme cases, collapse!
At Top Tier Slate Roofing we’re more than happy to come out and asses the damage to your chimney and provide a chimney repair solution to ensure it lasts for years to come. Due to the damp winter conditions in Melbourne, mortar joints can become weak and allow water from the rain to seep in, causing a catalogue of problems including warped or rotting wood, stains on your ceiling and walls near your chimney, formation of mould or mildew and water damage to your roof. Don’t lose your chimney to the elements, let Top Tier Slate Roofing help.
To prevent serious water damage and worse to your property, Top Tier Slate Roofing can assess the current state of your chimney and make all necessary repairs to ensure it stays standing strong. These may include: re-pointing, re-capping, reapplying render and leadwork. As the chimney restoration in Melbourne experts, we have extensive experience assessing and repairing residential and commercial chimneys across Melbourne and can help you create your own ‘chimney repair checklist’ to make sure you’re not at risk of structural damage.
If your chimney is visible from the ground there are a few things you can look for yourself to determine if you need our chimney restoration experts to come out and asses your chimney for you. Chimney changes to consider:
- cracks in the chimney
- missing flashings
- flaking bricks
- a cracked or missing crown
- missing render
- deterioration of lime mortar joints and missing chimney pots
If you have one or more of these issues with your chimney its best to resolve these problems immediately. Let our experts put a stop to your chimney troubles before a small job turns into a nightmare total rebuild of your chimney. Chimney restoration cost is an initial investment to prevent a much greater outlay down the line.
We also identify and repair chimney damage caused outside of weather events, these include:
Improper Construction: Failure to leave air space between the flue line and masonry chimney sides during construction may result in cracks in the surrounding brick as the chimney heats up during use.
Water Leaks: Chimney leaks may occur at the chimney top as a result of a missing rain cap or faulty chimney cap seal. Or, at the chimney sides due to defective flashing or open mortar joints. Water in the chimney structure can cause significant damage in cold climates as frost can cause cracks in the chimney.
Chimney Movement: If your chimney is set on a defective footing or foundation, or was not properly secured to your roof, may lean, bend or curl which causes cracks in the mortar joints.
Mechanical Damage: A chimney may crack due to the stress caused by chimney mounted antenna or from nearby site blasting during construction.
If you’ve got chimney concerns or would like more information regarding our chimney restoration Melbourne services, call us today for a free, no obligation quote. Our team of experienced and skilled roofing contractors provide roof maintenance programs to suit any home or business. Let us share our experience with you and call today!