Cost to Install a Wood Stove

Cost to Install a Wood Stove

Planning a budget to install a freestanding wood stove? A stove company charges $4,550 to install a wood stove vs. doing it yourself for $2,850 and saving 37 percent. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the improvement and repair cost for where you live

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 30.0 Diy 39.0
Money Pro $4550 Diy $2850
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 Cost to Install a Wood Stove

Cost to Install a Wood Stove

Planning a budget to install a freestanding wood stove? A stove company charges $4,550 to install a wood stove vs. doing it yourself for $2,850 and saving 37 percent. Enter your ZIP Code and adjust the improvement and repair cost for where you live

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 30.0 Diy 39.0
Money Pro $4550 Diy $2850
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
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There’s nothing like a wood fire to create a welcoming atmosphere in a room, and one of the best ways to burn wood efficiently and cleanly is in a wood stove. A freestanding stove is often the centerpiece of a room, casting a warm glow on cold days and providing rustic charm. Admittedly, the task of hauling firewood indoors and cleaning the mess that goes with it isn’t worth the hassle for some people, but if you’re willing to put up with it, you’ll be enchanted by the smell and warm feel of real wood burning in a real stove.

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No question about it, installing a wood stove is best left to a professional. Even though a handy homeowner can do the job, the many safety issues involved demand a professional wood stove company do the job. It will cost $4,550 to install a small stove with a heating range of 800 to 1,800 square feet in a small room. Even though a homeowner can buy the stove for $2,850 and install it, saving 37 percent, it’s just not a job for DIYers. The wood stove installation cost includes connecting the stove to a sound masonry chimney or a UL-approved stainless steel class A insulated chimney, a key safety issue. Installing protection for the floor and wall surrounding a wood stove are other necessary jobs best performed by a pro.

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The average price to install a wood stove noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself. Tweak the data by adding your ZIP Code to find a local cost.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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