3 Fireplace and Chimney Demolition Options for Homeowners
If you are thinking about chimney and fireplace demolition at your home, there’s a lot to consider. People decide to have their chimney and fireplace removed for many different reasons. Sometimes the structure deteriorates too much to replace or is an eyesore. Because of this, some people just want to remove their fireplace and chimney for purely aesthetic purposes.
Whatever your reason, fireplace and chimney demolition is a big task to undertake. You will want to learn as much as you can before the project begins. It is important to know the different phases of demolition, what to look out for and what to expect.
Demolishing a Deteriorating Chimney
The chimney, also known as the stack, is the part of a fireplace that you can see from outside a building. You may find that as your home ages, your chimney will begin to deteriorate. This can make it so that your roof leaks and your home may be exposed to the elements.
Some homeowners will hire professionals to demolish only the chimney. If their fireplace is not in use but adds a cozy aesthetic to the home, they may leave the fireplace. intact A crumbling chimney can reduce the value of a home, so removing it can raise the price of a home. Once the chimney is removed, the roof will often be patched with new shingles.
Make Room by Demolishing the Chimney Breast
The chimney breast is the part of the fireplace that sticks out from the wall into your home. There can also be an external chimney breast. Many people will want to remove the chimney breast for space reasons. They may want to free up space in their bedroom, living room, dining room, or wherever the fireplace is.
If you want to just remove your fireplace breast, you can. It possible to just leave the stack on top of your house and remove the rest of the structure within your home. You will want to hire professionals for this job and not DIY it. This is because a fireplace breast is often load bearing and will need to be replaced with reinforcements to protect the structural integrity of your home.
Options For Chimney and Fireplace Demolition
If you choose chimney and fireplace demolition, you have several options. If you remove the stack, you can replace it with new roofing. However, some homeowners will leave the stack and just give it a refresh. You can buy a decorative chimney cap to add some interest to the home.
You may choose to just remove the chimney breast. In this case, after demolition is over, you can rearrange the room to suit your taste. Removing a fireplace will create more space in your home and open up your interior to new design possibilities. You can also replace your fireplace with a new freestanding stove, if you need to replace the heat source your fireplace provides.
Hire Professionals for Fireplace and Chimney Demolition
If you are flipping a house, remodeling your home or just need to make a few adjustments, fireplace and chimney demolition is an option. You will want to hire professionals to do the job so that you can be sure that your home is in good hands. Professionals will know how to safely and efficiently demolish your fireplace or chimney and leave your home structurally sound. Additionally, true professionals will remove all construction debris and leave your home and property clean.
If you are considering having your fireplace and chimney demolished, call us for a quote. Our demolition services are well-known throughout Harford County, Baltimore County, and the surrounding areas in Maryland. We guarantee your complete satisfaction. Give us a call at(443) 752-9428.