Regular inspections and repairs are essential for keeping your chimney in good condition. Unfortunately, many homeowners put off doing important chimney repairs because of the cost. In this article, we’ll talk about the different factors that affect the cost of your chimney repairs and what to expect.
There isn’t a set price for chimney repairs and inspections – it all depends on the services you need. A simple inspection or cleaning could be less than $300, while a major structural repair could cost over $4,000. Before starting any chimney repairs or services, your chimney repair team will talk to you about the services you need and what to expect, and they will likely be able to give you an estimate for chimney repairs based on your initial conversation.
Think of your regular chimney inspections and cleanings as an investment in your home. By paying for regular chimney maintenance, you can prevent serious chimney issues that would be much more expensive to fix if neglected. Ideally you will want to have your chimney inspected every year in the summer or fall so you have time to make repairs before the winter starts.
In general, homeowner’s insurance does not cover the cost of chimney repairs that result from natural wear and tear. Insurance also doesn’t cover routine cleanings and inspections. However, if you have chimney damage that results from an extreme weather event, accident, or another one-time occurrence, your insurance may cover that.
There are a variety of factors that can affect the cost of your chimney repairs. The first is the severity of the problem. A small and simple repair is going to be very inexpensive when compared to fixing a large structural issue, such as a leaning chimney or rotting wood. Another factor is the time it takes to complete the repair. Things like removing creosote buildup or replacing a chimney cap can often be done in one session. Repairs that take longer to complete are going to cost more.
Another factor that affects the cost of your repairs is the materials required to fix your chimney. Some types of masonry are more expensive to repair than others. If your chimney is particularly old, repairs can be more complex to complete or require unique materials. Modern metal chimneys are often slightly cheaper to repair than older brick chimneys as well.
Chimney repair costs will vary widely depending on the type of chimney you have and the repairs you need. However, the cheapest option will always be to get regular chimney cleanings and repairs to prevent problems from happening in the future.
A-1 Chimney Specialist provides chimney cleanings, repairs, and more throughout southern middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Valley. When you schedule an appointment, we will discuss your chimney needs to give you a better idea of what type of pricing to expect. Give us a call at (931)-967-3595 in Tennessee or (256)-285-4895 in Alabama to schedule an appointment!