Chimneys need to be well maintained at all times as they can create significant problems if left to deteriorate. Brickwork, stonework, mortar, and lead flashing will decay over time and when mortar is left to crumble away it leaves the brick and stonework with no support and in some cases, can lead to chimneys collapsing.
We are able to provide the following chimney repair and maintenance services:
Chimney repairs such as re-pointing and re-seating of chimney pots
Installation of lead soakers, flashings, back gutters, and front aprons
Installation of chimney cowls and vents
Replacement of brickwork, mortar joints, render, flaunching and coping stones
Our extensive general building experience here at Nottingham Roofers enables us to carry out all pointing work, from a simple patch repair to an entire house.
Here are some signs that the chimney needs repair. This is a very important issue that needs to be addressed immediately. When the mortar joint begins to disintegrate, moisture can get into the chimney. This can result in small flaws becoming much larger and that could result in a chimney collapse.
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Is a chimney inspection necessary?
But before you light your first fire of the season, make sure your fireplace and chimney are in good working condition. Experts recommend having your chimney inspected annually to help prevent fires and carbon monoxide intrusion
How long should a chimney last?
Though the general time frame is 15 to 20 years it's important to note that there are factors that can shorten the lifespan or improve it. It does depend on the type of chimney liner.
Do potato peelings clean your chimney?
Toss the potato peels carefully into a burning fireplace. The potato peels burn at high energy and will help push the soot and creosote out of the chimney. Sounds dodgy to me.
What wood should you not burn?
Softwood from trees like cypress, pines, or firs burns very rapidly, creates a great deal of smoke, and rapidly coats your chimney with soot. ...
Endangered species wood. ...
Mexican elder. ...
Anything Named Poison. ...
Can I sweep my own chimney?
If you use your fireplace or woodstove regularly but can't remember the last time your chimney was cleaned, it's probably overdue. In many cases, you can clean the chimney yourself and save a few hundred pounds. Removing ordinary chimney soot is pretty simple. ... Otherwise, hire a certified chimney sweep. Have small children????
What should you not burn in a wood stove?
Things You Should Never Burn in Your Fireplace or Woodstove
Wet wood. Wet, or unseasoned, firewood can contain up to 45 percent water. ...
Christmas trees. ...
Painted or treated lumber. ...
Any type of paper with colored print. ...
Plywood, particleboard, or chipboard. ...
Fire accelerants or fire starters. ...
what wood can you burn in a wood burner
Most types of hardwood, for instance, Ash (generally regarded as the best), Birch, Beech, Oak, and Elm can be used. However, avoid burning woods with high resin content. As a rule of thumb, the heavier the wood, then the greater the heat output and the longer burn time – the time between refills.
Is it safe to burn pine cones in a wood stove?
Although helpful as fire starters, pine cones are not recommended for use as fuel because they burn so quickly. ... Pine cones and pinewood do release creosote when they burn, which is a tar-like substance that can build up on chimney walls
What wood can you burn in an open fire
Ashwood produces a steady flame in fires with good heat and burns well even when green. It will burn successfully on its own, so does not need to be burned in a mix of different species. Traditionally said to be one of the best woods for burning
What is the best wood to burn on an open fire?
Birch burns easily and can be burnt unseasoned. It also burns very quickly so is often best mixed with a slower burning wood such as Oak or Elm. Birchbark can make an excellent fire-lighter. Another good firewood, burn slowly, good heat output and little smoke