Newport is an historic city with origins dating back to as early as 1093. As with all old and historic cities we have many old buildings, many with chimneys equally as old. The maintenance and upkeep of our chimneys are a very important factor to be considered as part of any roof maintenance. An old chimney can quickly turn into a state of disrepair and can easily topple. A falling chimney is not only a danger to you and your family, it is also a serious risk to the general public and any passer-by! Chimney repair and maintenance is essential to provide continued safety.
Many of us enjoy the warmth, smell and great look of a real open fire on a cold winter night. A natural open fire requires a chimney that is in good condition to allow for effective ventilation and the escape of the smoke produced. Any damage or blockages can seriously hinder this process! Newport Roofing Specialists have developed a fine understand of all areas of chimney repair, from simple re-pointing and re-sealing of chimney pots, to more complex repairs. We will quickly have your chimney working to full capacity once more so that you can enjoy a lovely cosy night in front of the fire.
Chimney Rebuilds and Replacement
Occasionally the chimneys of our properties have been left to deteriorate into a condition that is no longer cost effective to repair. In this situation we can safely remove the old structure and start again. A complete or partial chimney rebuild will often be the answer, if not we can offer a complete chimney replacement throughout Newport, Gwent and South Wales. Our team of expert consultants are on hand to answer any questions or enquiries you may have regarding your chimney problems. Call us today to discuss your needs or worries.
Many of our modern homes no longer require the use of a chimney. Many homeowners have also chosen to install a modern and efficient central heating system that also has no need for the use of a chimney. A chimney that is no longer in use can easily be forgotten and neglected, it can also be a channel for cold air to reach your rooms. A safe removal process is often the best choice. Following the removal of your chimney the area will be retiled or slated to perfectly match the design of your roof, it will be as if the chimney never existed in the first place!
Installation of Chimney Cowls and Vents
What is a chimney cowl and why are they important? The exit point of your chimney is highly important and should be protected and a cowl is in essence an umbrella or hood to provide this protection. Rain, snow and birds can easily enter your chimney when a cowl is not installed, wind can also be a problem and can easily blow smoke back into your property. Professionally installed air vents are also an important factor to keep your chimney delivering the top performance possible. Flaunching and coping stones also offer great protection to the outer structure of your chimney.