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Get A New Chimney Built!

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With winter’s cold weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time to have a new chimney built!  Damaged to the point that your fireplace can no longer be used? Simply wish to add a new fireplace to your home? Building a new chimney can help keep your family warm and cozy all winter long.

Get A New Chimney Built! - Ann Arbor MI - Clean Sweeps Of MichiganBenefits of building a new chimney:

Fireplaces add more than warmth to a home. They also add value and can help your home stand out on the real estate market. The following are three reasons to add a new chimney and fireplace to your home.

  1. Add valueA new chimney is a big investment. However, it offers a high return on investment. Surveys show that home buyers are willing to pay as much as $1.400 more for a home that has a fireplace. Likewise, 46% of buyers believe looks are the most important part of a fireplace system. A new chimney gives your entire home the impression of being freshly remodeled.
  2.  Help your home stand outEven if you aren’t planning on moving anytime soon, a new fireplace and chimney can help your home sell faster when you do. According to the National Association of Home Builders, fireplaces are the number two most requested feature for home buyers; adding a fireplace can help your home sell faster and for closer to asking price.
  3.  Improve safetyIf your home already has a fireplace and chimney that cannot be used due to extensive damage, a new chimney may be the best option. Rebuilding a damaged chimney not only gives you your fireplace back, but it also makes your entire home more safe. This is especially true when an existing chimney is suffering from structural damage.

New chimney considerations:

Before adding a new fireplace or chimney, there are a number of questions that should be taken into consideration. The following are just a few of the categories that can help you determine the best chimney and fireplace for your home and family.

  • Fuel choice: Wood versus gas. Coal versus pellets. The kind of fuel source you want for your new fireplace will determine the kind of chimney you need.
  • Building material: Natural stone and brick are the two most popular building materials for chimneys due to their durability and heat resistance. However, the type of building material you choose is dependent upon the fuel type and size of the fireplace, as well as your overall budget and style.
  •  Aesthetics: Your home’s style has a major impact on the design of your chimney. By working with our expert masons to create and build your new fireplace, your chimney will be uniquely you.