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Question DetailsAsked on 11/28/2016

cost to replace cap and 3 feet of bricks on chimney

brick chimney and cap need to replaced, replacing 3-4 feet below cap

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You can find a number of similar questions and some answers with rough ballpark costs for this type of above-roof chimney repair work in the Home > Chimney Repair link in Browse Projects, at lower left. In most areas, unless you are in a REAL cheap labor area, I would be expecting about a $500 minimum cost to repair the crown and the exterior brick for the top few feet.


If the damage goes below roofline or includes having to repair the interior bricks and/or liner, more like $1000+ range I would say. (A normal real brick chimney will have 2-4 layers of brick - the "face" brick you see, then 1-3 additional bricks "deep" into the chimney around the flue, usually cross-laid for strength - plus commonly a fire mortar "plastered" inner flue surface or a clay liner, or in some areas (mostly quake country) the chimney itself may be reinforced concrete with just a brick facade.


Or possibly if it has been rehabbed in the past or is now used for HVAC or gas stove flue rather than wood burning fireplace exhaust, might have a metal flue pipe or liner in it - which might or might not be grouted in place - so if the water/freezing damage (especially if it has been going on for some time) goes deeper than the surface bricks it can sometimes involves quite a bit of effort to repair the damage - sometimes extending all the way down to the fireplace.

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