Chimney Build & Repairs

What are the benefits of having a fireplace and/or fireplace insert installed?

There are many benefits to having a fireplace and/or fireplace insert installed in your home, especially if you live somewhere with cold winters. Fireplaces come in many types, styles, and varieties, but they all have one thing in common: heat. Fireplaces warm up the air in your home because they contain an open flame that releases heat into the room. Fireplace inserts have a similar effect to wood stoves and are great for efficient heating.

Whether you’re trying to heat up a small apartment or keep your whole house warm, these devices can do the trick. Plus, fireplaces look great and give off a relaxing vibe that will make you want to snuggle by them on those cold winter nights.

Fireplaces and fireplace inserts are fairly easy to install, especially if you have experience with power tools. Chimney builders are available to help too, so there’s no need to worry about it being a complicated task or needing special skills or training. If you put in a chimney before winter starts, it can be ready by the time fall rolls around.

Whether or not to build a fireplace or insert depends on a number of factors, including the design of your house and the amount of money you have available. Contact us now for more information about our services if you’re interested in installing a fireplace insert and reaping the many advantages it provides.

How much does it cost to build a fireplace and chimney?

The cost of a fireplace and chimney vary greatly depending on several factors. There are many elements that go into building a chimney, from the size and depth of the structure to the materials used for construction. However, most chimney and fireplace projects fall within a similar price range. The average cost for concrete masonry units (CMUs) is about $4,000 for installation.

The materials you choose can greatly affect the cost of your project, so it’s best to do some research before deciding which ones you want to use. The following is an example of what you may spend on a wood-burning fireplace:

A wood-burning fireplace can be installed in your home for an average cost of $1,300. This price includes the fireplace itself and chimney installation.

Another option is to build an outdoor fire pit instead of having a fireplace inside your home. It will cost you about $700 to install this type of feature, which can be built into existing decks or patios or constructed in new ones.

Chimney work - can you do this yourself?

A chimney is small and seems like a simple project, right? Wrong. A chimney is one of the more dangerous things to attempt to repair yourself. There are many reasons to hire a professional instead of attempting it on your own, including:
  • You don’t have the experience needed to do it safely.
  • You’ll be at risk of contracting serious diseases from the contaminated surfaces that you will encounter.
  • You’ll be at risk of being injured by sharp objects, falling debris, and dangerous substances.
  • If you’re not careful, you could make the condition worse than it was before – or even set the house on fire!
  • You could end up wasting money if you do a poor job or cause further damage.
Professional chimney sweeps have seen it all and know how to handle every situation. If your chimney needs fixing, hire a pro like us who can get the job done properly without putting you at risk.