Chimneys, being the highest point on any roof, take the full force of any storm.
Over time the mortar bed may loosen, heating a and cooling cycles may cause the clay pot to crack away from the mortar bed -and, of course, it is not unknown for entire chimney stacks to come crashing down, damaging the roof and endangering passers by.
Unfortunately, it is often a case of "out of sight, out of mind".
If you have any concerns about the integrity of your chimney, call us for peace of mind - and safety.
The place a roof is most likely to leak is at a joint or change of pitch. Lead flashing is the most commonly used treatment to deal with internal or external changes in roofline. Lead is used because it is a long-lasting and maleable material that, with care, can be fashioned around corners, to create gullies and can bridge the gap between disimilar materials.
Occasionally, over time, flashings can become loose - either through wind damage or build up of moss and the freeze and thaw cycle.
P W Contractors are skilled at diagnosing the reasons for roof leaks and making the necessary repairs
Thanks to modern technology, there is now more choice than ever when it comes to providing natural light in roof spaces.
We can repair or replace all types of roof window systems.