For the record, before we get to the answer, chimney removal does not consist of a couple of guys, with sledge hammers, having at your chimney, and taking care of business – not with Brick + Ember Outfitters, anyway — we speak for no one else here.

In all seriousness though, chimney removal is generally not an ideal fix to chimney problems, if that’s the motive here, so the first question regarding any chimney removal would be, “why?”

No, it’s not “difficult” it’s a question of semantics

Chimney removal can actually create a larger amount of work to be done for the homeowner.

Unless the chimney is solely used to exhaust the furnace, there will need to be a great explanation to why the fireplace in the living room is not functional. If the chimney is torn down or removed and a fireplace exists on the interior of the home, it could jeopardize the closing of a home, if the buyers had interest in the functionality of the fireplace.

Newer furnaces are able to be redirected to exhaust out of the basement, so again if the chimney is simply being used to exhaust a furnace, then by all means, chimney removal is a great solution.

Post chimney removal, Brick + Ember Outfitters can simply re-roof over the area where the chimney was located, or install a stack-pipe to reduce masonry-related chimney problems or issues, while still safely exhausting the gases from the furnace, up and out of the home.

Note: a chimney often serves to exhaust both the furnace and the fireplace.

Give us a call for an appointment to receive an assessment and an estimate for chimney removal/solutions.