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Lindemann has been Chicagoland’s leader in fireplace and masonry repair for more than 50 years. Our expert technicians repair chimney damage from fire, water, rapid freezes and thaws, improper construction, and poor maintenance.

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Chimney Benefits

Benefits of a New Chimney

Making the decision to repair or replace your chimney can be a tough one. However, in many cases, it’s the right decision to make. Rest assured that the cost of this decision is outweighed by the many benefits that a new chimney will provide. With that said, here are a few of the benefits of a new chimney.

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Better efficiency

New chimneys are designed to improve the efficiency of your heating system by ensuring that heat is properly vented outside rather than escaping through leaks or cracks.

Improved safety

A new chimney is less likely to have cracks, leaks, or other structural issues that could lead to a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.

Cost savings

A new chimney can help you save money on your energy bills by reducing the amount of energy required to heat your home.

Increased home value

Installing a new chimney can increase the value of your home, especially if you are replacing an old or damaged chimney.

Improved aesthetics

A new chimney can enhance the look of your home, particularly if you choose a design that complements the style of your house.

Better ventilation

A new chimney can improve the overall air quality in your home by providing proper ventilation for smoke, fumes, and other pollutants.

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When Should A Chimney Be Rebuilt?

A chimney should be rebuilt when it shows signs of severe damage such as leaning or tilting, significant structural cracks, extensive mortar damage, or irreparable water damage. These issues can pose serious safety risks and often require more than just simple repairs.

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Our Process

Chimney Repair & Replacement Process

The process of repairing or replacing a chimney will vary depending on the extent of the damage and the type of chimney involved. The following are the general steps involved in repairing or replacing a chimney:

  1. Inspection: A chimney inspection is necessary to determine the extent of the damage and what repairs or replacements are needed. A qualified chimney professional will inspect the chimney and provide recommendations.
  2. Obtaining necessary permits: Before any work can begin, it may be necessary to obtain permits from local building authorities.
  3. Demolition: If the chimney needs to be replaced, the old chimney will need to be demolished. This may involve removing brick or stone from the chimney, as well as removing the chimney cap and flue liner.
  4. Reconstruction: The new chimney will then need to be constructed. This may involve building a new chimney from scratch or installing a prefabricated chimney. The chimney will need to be properly sealed and weatherproofed.
  5. Installation of flue liner: If a new flue liner is required, we’ll walk you through your options regarding the different types of liners and then install a new one.
  6. Masonry repair: If the chimney requires masonry repair, such as replacing damaged bricks or stones, this will be done at this stage.
  7. Installation of chimney cap: A new chimney cap may need to be installed to prevent rain, snow, and debris from entering the chimney.
  8. Clean-up: Once the chimney repairs are complete, the area will be cleaned up and any debris will be removed.

Repair Cost

Chimney Repair & Restoration Cost

Many factors contribute to the cost of chimney rebuilds or restorations: chimney height, brick quantity, roof type, electrical lines, tree lines, and more. These factors affect how scaffolding must be built, and how much time and materials are needed for each project.

Lindemann’s certified chimney technicians, project managers, and professional masons guide customers through chimney projects from start to finish. Our focus remains fixed on quality, integrity, craftsmanship, and safety.

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Why Choose Lindemann For Your Chimney

Every customer deserves to work with trustworthy, knowledgeable technicians on their important projects. In Chicago’s North Shore and communities across northern Illinois, Lindemann works hard to earn new business and build trust and satisfaction with existing customers.

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