Chimney is one of the most important parts of every home. On one hand chimneys must be safe and therefore require regular maintenance while on the other hand the state of the chimney determines whether you can use it and heat you home or not. That’s why it is very important to maintain your chimney and repair it when needed. Chimney repair cost is one of the most important information to homeowners. Most of homeowners are looking for repair cost related information, before they make the final decision to repair their chimney.
In this post we will look into specific parts of chimney repairs and many possibilities of chimney repair costs that can hit you when ordering chimney repair services.
What determines the price / cost of chimney repair?
We already said that the cost of chimney repairs can vary. Homeowners must know the price of chimney repair mostly depends on the maintenance. If your chimney is inspected and maintained regularly (on yearly basis) then you can expect only two possibilities:
- The cost of regular chimney repair will be low
- You’ve already been notified by your chimney contractors that your chimney will require larger repair in the following years
ASs mentioned one of the main advantages of regular chimney inspection and repair is lower cost of chimney repairs, because all the needed repairs are done up to date. Possible damages are also smaller because they have been rehabilitated faster. There is also less chance some that errors would result in more damage.
How to prevent expensive chimney repairs
There are many possibilities of how to prevent large costs of chimney repairs. Let’s see how you can make sure from the beginning that the costs of chimney repairs will remain low as possible:
- Choose materials and constructions that are »time-proof«
- Inspect your chimney on a regular basis
- Use the Chimney-connected devices according to the purpose of the chimney
Advantages of using lasting chimney materials and quality construction
When using durable and lasting materials such as concrete, stainless steel and others, you can be sure that your chimney won’t need much repairs. While it is true that these materials might be more expensive in the beginning it is also true that your investment will be repaid pretty much soon. In about ten years you will get your investment repaid and your chimney will be as new.
Regular chimney inspection to prevent large damages
The weather, temperature differences, sun radiation, use and other factors are a threat not only to chimney but anything that is e3xposed to those factors. Therefore, only regular inspection and maintenance can prevent major damage from occurring. Doctor Chimney and NCSG ecommends yearly chimney inspection. It is the best way to increase safety of your home and also to makes sure that any large damage is prevented.
Use of chimney as intended
Not all chimney types are appropriate for all kinds of chimney devices. When implementing new burning devices such as fireplace, stove or others they might not be consistent with the intended purpose of their chimney. That is why it is always recommended to make sure what type of chimney and materials you are using and whether the amount and type of connected devices is appropriate for it. Otherwise it can lead to damages and faster system wear.
How to lower the cost of chimney repairs
Once you make sure all the 3 advices are considered there is not much you can do to make the chimney repair cheaper. Especially since the repair must be done right or otherwise your chimney might not be safe. When choosing a chimney contractor, you can make sure that he knows what he is doing and that the works are done for the long-term.
How much does specific chimney repairs cost
It is hard to tell the cost of chimney repair before the inspection is made. The thing with chimney repair cost is that the chimney professional must see the damage and its dimension (how far the chimney system is damaged as the consequence of the primary damage). The best way to find out how much it will cost you to repair a chimney is to order a free estimate from the licensed chimney contractors. They will inspect your chimney, provide you with estimated cost of chimney repair and propose best way to repair your chimney.
For more information you can get in touch with us and we will be sent one of our chimney professionals to inspect you chimney.