Chimney Rebuilds: Partial Vs. Complete

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If your chimney is significantly damaged or just isn’t functioning as well as it should, then it might be time for a rebuild. Water damage is one of the leading causes of chimney degradation, and despite a homeowner’s best efforts to protect their chimney from the elements, the damages can be too extensive to repair. Spalling bricks and fallen flue tiles appearing in your fireplace can be tell-tale signs that your chimney needs a rebuild.

Chimney Rebuilds: Partial Vs. Complete

There are two main types of chimney rebuilds.

  1. Partial Rebuild. This rebuild is the most common rebuild and typically costs less than a complete rebuild. Partial chimney rebuilds are best suited to smaller chimneys that require work that’s more minor in scale. This can include replacing a crown and or other damaged parts located toward the top of the chimney. A partial rebuild may not be ideal for projects that require scaffolding.
  2. Complete Rebuild. Chimney rebuilds deal with structural issues, and often, this involves removing and discarding broken items entirely. Unlike a partial rebuild, where part of the original structure is retained, a complete rebuild will create a whole new chimney. Chimneys that are leaning, not built to code, or are crumbling away are most likely in need of a complete rebuild.

Chimney rebuilds, whether partial or complete, can be costly. However, in return, a rebuilt chimney offers improved performance, increased safety, better protection from pests, and greater home value. Much like a chimney itself, a rebuild is an investment. If you’re interested in a chimney rebuild, contact us today to get started.