The average cost of a chimney repair is between $300 and $4000. The repair costs depend on the extent of the damage, the materials (type of brick, lining, flashing, etc), the current condition of the chimney crown, and the location of the chimney.
A specialist will need to inspect the chimney before they can give an accurate estimate. A chimney safely draws the smoke and hot flue gases from a fire up and out of the firebox of a fireplace and into the atmosphere. Chimneys can suffer from age, damage and structural issues, causing them to need repair. The safest and most prevalent type of residential chimneys in Canada are made of brick.
Often chimneys require help from a professional mason when in need of repair. Chimney repair pros can work on any age or height of chimney, even those on the roofs of two-three story houses. Taking care of small repairs and preventative maintenance, such as keeping a chimney crown in working order, can help homeowners avoid having to rebuild a badly damaged or neglected chimney down the road (a project that could cost thousands of dollars).
Damaged chimneys can be dangerous because they could lead to a devastating fire. Several factors affect the cost of a chimney repair.