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Chimney Installation Costs

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Whether you are eager to use the fireplace in your home for supplementary heating or for the kind of ambiance that only a fireplace brings, it also means that your structure requires a chimney. A properly functioning chimney is essential to home safety and human health because it carries the smoke up and out of the home, as well as potentially harmful gases. Yet, not all buildings are fully prepared with a chimney to allow for the use of a new fireplace or woodstove.

And if you envision a chimney strictly as a component made of bricks and mortar, remember that they are also crafted of heavy-duty galvanized steel or aluminum and designed to work directly with any number of heat sources and fuels.

Chimney installation: 12’ x 12’ chimney.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Materials: components for any chimney include piping, termination caps, flashing, storm collar, attic shield, and more. $60 per foot 12 $720
Labor Cost $60 per hour 8 $480
Total Cost $100 per foot 12 $1,200


Other considerations and costs

  • Removing an existing chimney in order to rebuild one may be a part of a project, and this is extremely expensive and can run as much as $4,000 and even as high as $10,000, including the costs of rubbish removal.
  • It may be a good idea to begin a maintenance program with local experts as soon as any sort of chimney installation is complete. Classic chimney sweeps can appear on a regular basis and most charge $230 for annual cleanings.

DIY considerations

  • Installing a chimney is easily one of the least likely DIY projects imaginable. The risks of fire or damage to the structure are too significant and it is best left in the hands of skilled experts.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
How much does it cost to install a chimney in your city?
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Cost by city

  • New York, NY$1,928
  • Bronx, NY$1,584
  • Brooklyn, NY$1,320
  • Philadelphia, PA$1,647
  • Washington, DC$1,429
  • Atlanta, GA$1,293
  • Miami, FL$1,176
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$1,232
  • Minneapolis, MN$1,445
  • Chicago, IL$1,684
  • Houston, TX$1,737
  • San Antonio, TX$1,166
  • Austin, TX$1,320
  • Denver, CO$1,115
  • Phoenix, AZ$1,177
  • Las Vegas, NV$1,292
  • Los Angeles, CA$1,455
  • San Diego, CA$1,321
  • San Jose, CA$1,595
  • Seattle, WA$1,168

Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: