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Restoring Your Chimney: A Chimney Pointing and Flaunching Project in Oldham

A well-maintained chimney is crucial for the safety and integrity of your home. At DM Roofing, we specialize in chimney repairs, including pointing and flaunching, to prevent water ingress and structural damage. In this blog, we’ll take you through a recent chimney pointing and flaunching project we completed in Oldham, highlighting the process and benefits of these essential repairs.

The Importance of Chimney Maintenance

Chimneys are exposed to the elements year-round, making them susceptible to wear and tear. Over time, the mortar between the bricks (pointing) can deteriorate, and the concrete or mortar on the chimney top (flaunching) can crack or develop holes. These issues can lead to:

  • Water ingress, causing dampness and damage inside the property
  • Structural instability of the chimney
  • Increased risk of pests and debris entering the chimney

Regular maintenance and timely repairs are vital to keeping your chimney in good condition and protecting your home.

The Oldham Project

Our recent project in Oldham involved chimney pointing and flaunching to address a hole in the chimney top that was allowing water to enter the property. Here’s a step-by-step overview of how we completed the job.

Step-by-Step Process

Step 1: Inspection and Assessment

  • The first step was a thorough inspection of the chimney to assess the extent of the damage. We identified deteriorated mortar joints and a significant hole in the flaunching that needed urgent repair.

Step 2: Removing Damaged Mortar

  • We began the repair process by removing the damaged and crumbling mortar from the joints between the bricks. Using specialized tools, we carefully raked out the old mortar to a suitable depth, ensuring a clean surface for the new mortar to bond.

Step 3: Repointing the Chimney

  • Once the old mortar was removed, we repointed the chimney by applying new mortar to the joints. This process involves packing the mortar tightly into the joints and smoothing it out to create a strong, weatherproof seal. Repointing not only restores the chimney’s appearance but also reinforces its structural integrity.

Step 4: Repairing the Chimney Flaunching

  • Next, we addressed the hole in the chimney top by repairing the flaunching. We removed the damaged flaunching and applied a new layer of mortar, carefully shaping it to ensure water is directed away from the chimney. Proper flaunching is essential for preventing water ingress and protecting the chimney from further damage.

Step 5: Final Inspection and Cleanup

  • After completing the pointing and flaunching repairs, we conducted a final inspection to ensure the chimney was fully restored and watertight. We also cleaned up the work area, removing any debris and ensuring the site was left in excellent condition.

Trust DM Roofing for Your Chimney Repair Needs

The chimney pointing and flaunching project in Oldham is a testament to the quality and expertise that DM Roofing brings to every job. With over 25 years of experience, we offer comprehensive roofing and maintenance services, including slate and tile repairs, gutter cleaning, and more. Our no-obligation quotes, no hidden fees, and no call-out charges ensure you receive top-notch service without any surprises.

If your chimney needs maintenance or repair, trust the experts at DM Roofing. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and keep your home safe and dry.

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M Garside
M Garside
2023-01-12
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Darren is incredible reliable, prompt & affordable. I couldn't ask for better service from him!
Sarah Din
Sarah Din
2022-11-10
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Darren and his team came out and helped us on an emergency call at the crack of dawn and were with us within the hour when we really needed the help. They got on to our roof despite the heavy rain and fixed the issue without any hesitation and at a very reasonable price. The team have continued to be the most helpful and professional and they always make the time for us when needed. I cannot recommend these guys enough. They are great and should be everyone’s go to roofing company. Thank you Darren and team for being so helpful and professional!
Paul Kershaw
Paul Kershaw
2022-04-27
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Could not be happier with work done and the price charged.
Sharjeel Asraf
Sharjeel Asraf
2022-04-19
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Darren is really nice and professional guy. would love to recommend his services 100%.
Ahmed Abdel rahman
Ahmed Abdel rahman
2022-03-27
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Darren and Jack did a great job. Managed to fix the problem with my chimney. They both are real professional and great to speak with. Great lot. Thanks guys.
GAZ LOZ
GAZ LOZ
2022-03-10
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These guys are brilliant, sorted a problem with the roof really good work
Yi Zhang
Yi Zhang
2021-10-05
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Very nice and professional, response quickly and did a good job! Definitely recommend!
Neil Tilstone
Neil Tilstone
2021-08-13
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Great guys they did a great job, prompt and helpful

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