The chimney of your Indianapolis home is exposed directly to the elements. Due to wear and tear or if there is a violent storm, your chimney can sustain immense damage and deteriorate. Lack of regular maintenance will also cause many issues with your chimney. When you move into a new home, the previous maintenance is out of your control. Regardless of the cause, once your chimney has significant damage, you may need to have a chimney rebuild. 

As a property owner, maintenance and repair costs can really add up. If you need a chimney rebuild, you certainly want to know the approximate cost. In this post, we explain more about what you can expect for the cost of a chimney rebuild. 

What’s a Chimney Rebuild?

Before getting into the cost, it is important to understand what a rebuild is. A chimney rebuild is reserved for cases when a simple repair will not do. Rebuilds are necessary when the chimney’s structure is damaged, making the fireplace no longer safe to operate. There are three different types of the rebuild:

  • Partial rebuild: Partial rebuilds are often done for a smaller chimney or just a section of a larger chimney. These typically still involve a crown rebuild. 
  • Roofline rebuild: This is a rebuild from the roof line up. The new chimney is build beginning at the roofline, and a new crown is installed. 
  • Complete chimney rebuild: If the entire chimney is severely damaged, then a complete rebuild may be required. Signs you need a complete rebuild include leaning chimney, mortar deterioration, or severe spalling. For a complete rebuild, new brick and mortar is added to the entire outer layer of the structure. 

Cost of a Chimney Rebuild 

The average cost of a chimney rebuild can range anywhere from $5,000 up to $30,000 depending on the work involved, materials chosen, etc.

For the most accurate estimate of your chimney rebuild contact Brick + Ember Outfitters. Our experienced team will determine what type of rebuild you need, go through a quote and answer all your questions. For the best chimney services in Indianapolis, contact Brick + Ember Outfitters at 317-500-1250.