Does this look like it needs to be rebuilt from the roof-level up? House is about 100 years old. Was flipped 5 years ago, looks like the flippers just painted over it without actually repairing the brick chimney. As you can see in the picture, a few chunks of brick have fallen out.
I’m having my modified bitumen roof coated with a fibered sealant, and the roofer also gave an estimate to re-build the chimney for about 2k. Do you think it’s worth doing, or not necessary?
Not sure if this matters, but we don’t have a fireplace or anything I’m the house. Could this be a false chimney? A bit out of my element on what the purpose could be. If it doesn’t serve a purpose, can we just get rid of it?