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When a homeowner thinks of the word "chimney" they might automatically envision the masonry structures (usually relying on bricks and mortar) that rise from millions of rooftops around the world. There is another type of chimney available, and this one costs less and is much easier to install and maintain. It is known as the "engineered" chimney, and for the purpose of this discussion we will consider the costs and materials required for the installation of a 10' engineered chimney.
What could an engineered chimney be used for? Generally, the average pre-existing home will already have a masonry chimney which was originally installed for the heating system, but many owners purchase supplemental heating fixtures such as wood stoves, and this is usually the reason for the new chimney. There are also times when an older brick and mortar chimney fails, and the engineered components are suitable for such projects too - though a complete replacement and rebuild has much more expansive carpentry and construction costs.
The average "per foot" cost on an engineered system, according to YourFireSource.com ranges from $95 for the shorter lengths to as little as $60 for longer systems.
The average materials and prices for a new 10' chimney would include:
(per foot, for engineered system)
Cost to install a chimney varies greatly by region. Get free estimates from fireplace contractors in your city.