G & M Contracts – Construction Company Monaghan

Chimney
Repairs

Professional Chimney Repairs
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Repairs to Chimneys

Chimney Repair Companies
GM has been in the chimney repair and rebuild of chimneys business for over 25 years servicing clients all over Ireland. We are one of Irelands premier chimney repair companies.
 
Emergency repairs to chimney
The longer you have your chimney, the more problems it can develop.  As the Irish climate takes its toll, your chimney can start leaking. We can knock and rebuild old or damaged chimneys or simply repair the chimney that is damaged due to storm, flood, chimney fires, smoke or water.
 
Weathering of Chimneys

Chimneys are exposed to cold weather outside and hot fumes inside. These extreme temperatures differences can cause chimney masonry, chimney clay flues and chimney brick to crack & then the chimney quickly deteriorates.  We can carry out chimney repairs on most chimneys.

Repointing

Chinmeny Repointing

Re-pointing is removing deteriorating or distressed mortar from joints between masonry units and installing new mortar into joints.  Re-pointing is necessary on most exterior chimney masonry work at some point in a chimney lifetime. 

Replacing Mortar on Chimneys

Re-pointing a  chimney can improve the weather resistance by reducing the amount of water that penetrates the chimney masonry, thus increasing its longevity as well as other components of the structure which can deteriorate due to water in filtration threw the masonry. 

Longer Chimney Lifespan

Correct repointing can last 25-30 years however incorrect re-pointing will do little to extend the life of the chimney and may lead to irreversible damage. We can offer expert advice and solutions to all of your chimney concerns and needs.

The Chimney Crown

Chimney Crown Repairs
The chimney crown is the top base of the chimney.  The mortar mix which makes up the crown is not designed for and will not with stand years of weather abuse without deteriorating the chimney. 
 
Replacement Chimney Crown
When cracking and chipping is present the chimney crown should be removed and a new crown should be properly constructed and cast so that it provides an over hang projecting beyond all the sides of the chimney.
 
New Chimney Crown

A chimney crown is the most important functional part of the chimney, it ultimately seals the chimney and hence it is of the upmost importance to ensure the workmanship is of the highest quality and sealed correctly

The Chimney Cap

Chimney Cap Repairs

A Chimney Cap covers the chimney.  A chimney is essentially a hole in your roof and if it is not properly covered a whole host of problems could incur including birds nesting. Exposing your chimney to the elements can lead to extensive and costly damages.  

Replacement of Chimney Cap

Water that seeps into existing cracks can expand and cause further damage. Without a chimney cap, rain and soot mix to form sulfuric acid which is particularly damaging to your chimney and not something you want your family exposed to.  Without a chimney cap rodents and insects may crawl or fly into the chimney as its a warm and protected space that animals find appealing in cold weather. An open chimney without a flu cap or a fireplace chimney cap is a fire hazard. 

New Chimney Cap

Embers and sparks can fly from the top and land on your roof. Dry leaves in your rain gutters or surrounding foliage can quickly cause a blazing and lethal fire.

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