Why is my Chimney Leaking?

Why is my Chimney Leaking?

Chimney Repairs

A leaking chimney is a common problem that homeowners come across especially in the winter months when there is abundant rain. Not  dealing with it in time can cause  a whole lot of problems inside your home Including damage to masonry damp problems and damaging the interior too all of which can prove costly.

Here are some of the reasons your chimney maybe leaking. Chimneys are one of the things that are always open to the elements wind rain snow.

The top of the chimney have caps on if these are incorrectly fitted or are of the wrong size then water can get through and make its way down into your home.

If your chimney is a 100 years old then there is good chance the bricks are eroded to some extent and may well be in need of a chimney rebuild.

Mortar can become crack and eroded and doesn’t serve the purpose anymore over time.

Lead flashings will erode over time and become damage they are a barrier to stop water coming down if they are not fit for purpose they may well need replacing.

If you have any issues with your chimney or roof In general then please get in touch with our specialists at Ark Roofing Preston for a free no obligation quote.