Most people don’t know anything about re-pointing a chimney and that is perfectly fine, unless you need it done or someone in your life does. If that is the case then there are some things you will want to know. What exactly does re-pointing a chimney entail? Is this type of project expensive? How much should I expect to pay for chimney re-pointing? Golden Hands Construction can answer all of these questions and more with just one call!
Why should i have my chimney re-pointed?
Re-pointing a chimney is necessary for many reasons. One reason is because the mortar has deteriorated with age or building movement, which can lead to water penetration. Water penetration not only causes damage to the structural integrity of the masonry but it also creates an environment in which mold and mildew can grow. If left alone long enough this mold can become hazardous to your health. It is always best to have any kind of masonry repaired as soon as possible if you want it to keep its structural integrity and stay standing strong against Mother Nature’s forces!
How much does it cost to re-point a chimney
Re-pointing a chimney is an expensive task, although many homeowners and business owners prefer this method over having to completely rebuild the structure. Re-pointing simply entails removing the old mortar with a hand tool- such as a tuck pointer or pointing chisel, “tucking” new mortar between all of the joints and letting it cure for 2 days minimum before doing anything else. Many companies will use power tools to speed up the process but using them too much will eventually compromise the integrity of your home’s masonry.
However, the cost for re-pointing a chimney is usually between $3,000 and $8,000. These prices vary depending on the length of the chimney as well as its height above the roof-line. Also keep in mind that if you are having more than one structure repaired at once then this cost will be lowered by about 15-25%.
The cost associated with having re-pointing done on your chimney is minimal compared to what will happen if you let things go too far without taking care them right away!
Does insurance cover chimney re-pointing?
Yes, many homeowner’s insurance policies will cover chimney re-pointing. When you get a quote it might not cost you anything at all to have the work done. However, if your quote states that there is no cost for this rehabilitation then be on guard because most insurance companies want to protect themselves from fraud! If they see any kind of deterioration in the structure then they may recoup their money by increasing your premiums.
Benefits of having your chimney repaired
If you are looking for more cost-efficient options for your chimney repairs then Golden Hands Construction is just what the doctor ordered! We specialize in chimney restoration and offer very competitive rates while maintaining exceptional quality service. This way you get what you need without having to pay too much or sacrificing quality! Our technicians are trained, licensed and insured so you can rest assured knowing that your family or business is in good hands! Call today for a free estimate!
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