Find a chimney repair in Boston, MA

Find chimney repair companies in Boston, MA

Find chimney repair companies in Boston, MA

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Top 10 chimney repair services in Boston, MA

Homeowners agree: these Boston chimney repair companies are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Aqua Pro Masonry & Waterproofing Corp

Aqua Pro Masonry & Waterproofing Corp

45+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Russell G. says, "Fantastic job start to finish. They arrived on time, listened to what we wanted and did a really great job at a good price. My experience with Aqua Pro Masonry & waterproofing corp was excellent. Quick to respond to my enquires and their work was careful and precise. Highly recommend!" Read more
Zacarias Excavation

Zacarias Excavation

11 hires on HomeGuide
12+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Ken B. says, "Nelvin and his team did a great job. They showed up on time and completed a complete regrading and new sod installation of my yard in two days. They also repaired two of my window wells and removed a few bushes for us. The yard now looks great and I am completely ecstatic to have thiis great yard for the summer, " Read more
J Q Construction ING

J Q Construction ING

3 hires on HomeGuide
16+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Li S. says, "Wonderful team work" Read more
RP Handymam Services

RP Handymam Services

15 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Heidi S. H. says, "Renan did an excellent job. Very happy with results. " Read more
Gardner Park Associates

Gardner Park Associates

New on HomeGuide
Offers online services
37+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
cosmoplotian and award winning design build projects from here to boston mass whether civil works or construction commervial building to land lit development or house addition

Your Fireplace and Chimney Cleaning or Repair questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does chimney repair cost near me?

Chimney repair costs $200 to $700 to fix minor cracks, flashing, fill small joints, or patch up the cap. Bigger repairs cost $1,000 to $3,500 on average to replace the crown, resurface the chimney, or rebuilding a leaning chimney above the roof.

  • The cheapest chimney repair costs $150 to $400 for basic sealing and waterproofing only.
  • A complete chimney replacement costs $4,000 to $15,000 total, including the interior and exterior parts.

Does homeowners insurance cover chimney repair?

Homeowners insurance does not typically cover general chimney repairs that result from normal fireplace usage over time. However, your insurance can cover repairs if the damage occurs from an unexpected lightning strike, chimney fire, tornado, or other natural disaster.

Do you tip chimney repairers?

Chimney repairers don't expect you to tip them for a routine inspection and cleaning. You can tip $20 to $60 extra if the technicians exceeded expectations on an unexpectedly difficult repair job.

Who is responsible for chimney repair?

The homeowners are typically responsible for chimney repair, but the landlord is responsible for chimney maintenance and routine inspections. Consult your homeowners association and rental agreements for the specific laws in your state.

Does chimney repair require a permit?

Chimney repair doesn't require a permit if the work is part of a minor cleaning or routine inspection. However, a permit is necessary when chimney demolition or extensive masonry work is necessary.

Should I repair or rebuild my chimney?

You should repair your chimney if the damage isn't structural and costs are less than $600 to $1,000 for a partial rebuild. If the damage is structural, extensive, and spreading, then you should rebuild the chimney. A chimney rebuild costs $1,000 to $3,500 above the roofline only or $4,000 to $15,000 for a full replacement.

What are other related chimney projects?

Depending on the extent of the chimney problems, your repair project can include:

Is a cracked chimney dangerous?

A cracked chimney is dangerous because it lets heat, moisture, and poisonous carbon monoxide gases escape into the home. Untreated cracks result in structural damages and higher fire risks. Moisture from the cracks also leads to wood rot around the fireplace and mold growth.

Who repairs chimneys?

A chimney sweep or mason repairs chimneys, unlike roofers who only have training for fixing general roof surfaces. Before hiring a chimney technician, use this checklist:

  • Get at least 3 estimates from companies with 5+ years of experience to compare.
  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Select insured, bonded, and licensed companies certified with the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America).
  • Avoid selecting the lowest quote that suggests low-quality standards.
  • For large jobs, ask for a written contract and warranty.
  • Avoid making large payments upfront. Follow a payment schedule for the work completed.

What questions do I ask a chimney repair service?

  • How long have you been working on chimneys?
  • Can I see a list of references and a portfolio of your past restoration projects?
  • How long will it take to fix my chimney?
  • Does this quote include a full inspection, materials, labor, and cleanup?
  • Will the rest of my chimney need new tuck pointing to prevent further damages?
  • Did you find any damage in the chimney liner or chimney cap?
  • What were the main causes of these damages, and how we stop them from happening?
  • Can you recommend any sealants for my chimney?
  • Do you offer ongoing chimney maintenance and cleaning services?

Reviews for Boston chimney repair services

Recent success stories from people in the Boston area.
Sean M.
Great job by the team at Aqua Pro Masonry & waterproofing corp. Really pleased with the result, and also very happy with their professionalism and responsiveness. Great workmanship and a very competitive price. I would definitely recommend it to anyone
Aqua Pro Masonry & waterproofing corp
Larry M.
Reliable, quality work. Easy communications. Great to work with and highly recommend.
Zacarias Excavation
Yves M.
They did a good job, showed up until the work was completed, fixed things when I asked them to change it. Worked late and always super respectful.
RP handymam services
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