Chimneys and Brickwork
We offer a comprehensive range of ‘repair or rebuild’ chimney services, including chimney flashing, chimney pot and chimney lining.
Dealing with leaks can be a daunting task, Moran Roofing are here to help. It is crucial to address them promptly to prevent further damage. Firstly, it is important to locate the source of the leak. This may require a thorough inspection of your chimney, both from the inside and outside. Look for cracks, gaps, or damaged flashing, which are common culprits of chimney leaks. Once you have identified the problem, it is necessary to seal the leaks using appropriate materials such as chimney sealant or caulk.
For your added peace of mind, we also work closely with NACE to ensure you receive the correct legal advice on some of the most complicated issues surrounding chimney stacks. Sometimes, chimney works aren’t for a roofer but require a specialist chimney engineer. One needs to be careful when taking advice on chimneys from an untrained ‘chimney specialist.
Did you know that chimneys may appear deceptively simple but are intricate structures with various potential causes for staining or leaking? Nevertheless, the critical component essential for ensuring long-term water resistance is the installation of a continuous lead tray during the initial construction, positioned just above the roofline. Once this crucial element is in place, it becomes possible to construct chimneys of any size above it without encountering any issues.
Additionally, it is essential to address any underlying issues that may have contributed to the leaks, such as poor chimney construction or inadequate waterproofing. Regular chimney maintenance and inspections, can help prevent leaks and ensure the longevity of your chimney. Dealing with leaks promptly and effectively will not only safeguard your property but also prevent potential hazards such as mold growth or structural damage.
Pointing for your Chimney
What is pointing?
Pointing is not only a functional aspect of bricklaying, but also adds an aesthetically pleasing finish to the overall structure. This essential process involves filling the gaps or joints between bricks with a mortar or other material, which helps to secure the bricks in place and prevent any movement or water penetration.
What are your options?
The choice of pointing material can greatly impact the appearance of the final product, with options including traditional lime mortar, cement-based mortars, or even coloured or textured variations. Our skilled craftsmen pay meticulous attention to detail when pointing, ensuring that the joints are properly filled and smoothed for a neat and uniform finish. The colour of the pointing material can also be selected to complement or contrast with the colour of the bricks, adding an extra element of design and creativity to the overall look of the structure. The quality of pointing is not only important for the longevity and stability of the construction but also plays a significant role in enhancing its visual appeal. We happy to advise you and guide you through your choices.
Leadwork for your Chimney
What is leadwork?
Leadwork is using lead sheets or materials to create weatherproof and durable features. It involves the skilled craftsmanship of shaping, cutting, and joining lead.
Why is leadwork important?
Well, lead is a fantastic material due to its excellent malleability, corrosion resistance, and long lifespan. It provides a reliable barrier against water penetration and helps to ensure the integrity of a building’s structure.
Why do you need an expert craftman?
Leadwork requires precise techniques and expertise to achieve a high-quality finish. It’s crucial to work with professionals, like Moran Roofing, who have experience in this specialised field to ensure your lead is installed to the highest standard, meaning it will last the test of time and you won’t experience water ingress.
Chimney Pots & Cowls
Whether you’re a builder restoring an old property or a homeowner looking to enhance your fireplace, chimney pots and cowls play a vital role in the functionality and safety of your chimney.
Chimney pots provide better draft and ventilation, helping to prevent smoke from entering your home. They also act as a barrier against rain, snow, and debris, protecting the interior of your chimney from potential damage. Additionally, chimney pots can add a touch of style and character to your property, enhancing its overall aesthetic appeal.
Cowls, on the other hand, are designed to improve the efficiency of your chimney by preventing downdrafts and backflow. They come in various types, such as anti-downdraft cowls, bird guards, and rain caps, each serving a specific purpose in maintaining the proper airflow and preventing any potential hazards.
So, whether you’re looking for functionality, protection, or simply adding a touch of charm to your home, don’t underestimate the importance of chimney pots and cowls. They are the unsung heroes of your chimney system, ensuring its optimal performance and your peace of mind.
Ask the experts
When it comes to chimney maintenance, it’s crucial to go beyond the surface level. That’s why we always perform a full chimney investigation to assess its condition thoroughly.
Our experts dive deep into the inner workings of your chimney, inspecting for any signs of damage or issues that could compromise its functionality. This comprehensive examination helps us identify potential problems early on, saving you from costly repairs down the line.
But our services don’t stop there! We also provide top-notch maintenance and repair solutions to address any chimney-related concerns. From fixing cracks and leaks to improving ventilation, our team is equipped with the knowledge and tools to keep your chimney in prime condition.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Give your chimney the care it deserves and ensure the safety and efficiency of your fireplace. Reach out to us today for a thorough chimney inspection and professional maintenance services
Chimneys and Brickwork
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For over six decades, our team of highly-trained and experienced roofers have provided residential customers and commercial clients, across Farnham, Surrey and Hampshire beyond, with first-class roofing services.
We specialise in all types of domestic and heritage roofing services and can offer the knowledge to help with any queries.
Call Moran Roofing Specialists today on 01252 733 849 or email email@example.com.