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Chimney inspections from Maxiflow in Chester

A chimney in poor condition, discovered by a Maxiflow roof inspection

A recent story in the Chester Standard reported on the collapse of a chimney stack in Talbot Street onto a parked car. Luckily, nobody was injured in this accident, but similar stories from across the country show that people are not always so fortunate.

Inadequately supported chimneys are a real public hazard, as they are a potential danger to both the home-owner and passing pedestrians. When a roof is compromised, it is often obvious to the home-owner as they can see the effects of leaks from inside. However, a damaged chimney is much harder to spot without spending regular time on your roof, which not something we recommend!

As with any structure, chimneys are subject to weathering over time. These problems can be very subtle and are certainly not visible from ground level. As an example, in the picture above you can see that the lead flashings have started to peel away from the chimney stack and there are indications that the chimney is starting to lean forwards. Another issue with this chimney is that too many aerials and satellite dishes have been attached to it without adequate bracing, adding extra unsupported weight to one side of the structure.

For a professional and comprehensive inspection of your roof, contact Maxiflow Roofing in Chester for a FREE roof consultation. With over 25 years’ experience in domestic and commercial roofing, we can check the condition of your roof, down to the smallest details. No matter the size of your property or the age of your roof, regular inspections are important for your personal safety, security and peace of mind.

Contact Maxiflow Roofing Services today and our free roof inspection will ensure that your chimney stays in place and your roof remains in one piece. Or call us on 01244 343563 for free advice and guidance if you need to talk about any of the issues presented in this post.

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