Cost to Install a Wood Stove – 2021

| Last Updated: August 24, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 5200

$ 3100

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 50% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring 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.

How much does it cost to install a wood stove? A stove company charges $5200 to install a wood stove vs. doing it yourself for $3100 and saving 40 percent.

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.

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 $5200 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 $3100 and install it, saving 40 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.

Nationwide Insurance Company has this advice about Wood Stove Safety.

The average price to install a wood stove noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

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