Hole in exterior wall from wood stove flue
I will be removing a wood stove from my lower level. The vent pipe goes through the exterior wall then there is a long exterior flue (round, metal, not enclosed). I'm not replacing the stove.
What do I do about the hole in the exterior wall? Should I keep the exerior flue in place in case someone wants to use it in the future? This solution avoids repairing the exterior siding and the cutout in the roofline, but I can see people scratching their heads as to a non-functional flue. Removing it all means repairing the interior and exterior of the wall. I'm not sure if I need to address the square cutout in the roof overhang. I'm not DIY so would any contractor who knows how to build a wall be able to do this?