Chimney & Fireplace Cost Guides

Chimneys and fireplaces have come a long way over the years. Once used as the primary source of heating for a home, fireplaces are now primarily considered decorative pieces. While they can still provide heating, they are one of the least inefficient HVAC systems in the home.
Installations like wood stoves or pellet stoves have replaced many traditional fireplaces because they’re more compact, controllable and efficient in heating a room or home. Wood stove or fireplace installation and pellet stove installation costs don’t differ considerably, with both averaging about $2,000.  Continue Reading
  • Clean a Chimney Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $124 - $330
    Average cost:
    $227
    Low cost:
    $85
     
    High cost:
    $863
  • Repair a Fireplace or Woodstove Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $156 - $759
    Average cost:
    $457
    Low cost:
    $85
     
    High cost:
    $1,900
  • Install a Fireplace or Wood Stove Costs
    Most homeowners spent between:
    $867 - $3,482
    Average cost:
    $2,108
    Low cost:
    $150
     
    High cost:
    $6,500
Many homeowners still prefer to use their fireplace and chimney for heating. Actively used units require care and upkeep for the safety of the home and its residents. Hiring a chimney sweep for cleaning is an important step in ensuring ash and carbon residue from burned wood doesn’t build up and cause fires. The addition and upkeep of a breast liner is also integral in protecting the structural integrity of your chimney. Chimney sweeps charge about $230 for their services while installing a chimney liner can cost as little as $600 to as much as $7,000. Keeping up with structural crack and leak repair can lengthen the life of your fireplace. Most repairs are priced between $150 and $750.
Despite the decline in the use of the fireplace for heating, it remains to be an attractive structural element in many older and newer homes. For homeowner who choose to remove the stem, breast or entire chimney from their home to create more open space, chimney removal is an expensive but worthwhile option. The cost to remove a full fireplace or chimney runs between $4,000 and $10,000.

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Katherine Opsitnick 9 days ago
It is a small job.  I see a missing brick.  Maybe it needs some pointing, how would I know.  It is one story above my deck.
Rusty Bellanger 8 months ago
cracked tile chimney (requires a liner)
Herb Salisbury More than 1 year ago
how about putting in glass doors in a custom fireplace insert