WE FIX LEAKY CHIMNEYS!

Kentucky's infamous, heavy winter rains and multiple freeze-thaw cycles can deteriorate chimneys and result in leaks that damage your roof and even home interiors.

Barnhill Chimney doesn't just clean chimneys. If needed, we repair, construct and rebuild them, too! We provide a full repertoire of chimney repair options, including liners, caps, chase covers, dampers, masonry repair, tuckpointing and parging.  

 


Chimney Caps

An uncapped chimney is a huge hole in your home. Chimney caps keep water, moisture, animals and debris out. They also act as spark arrestors preventing errant embers from landing on the roof. We have custom-designed caps, made in our shop, to fit any chimney, old or new. It's time to solve your chimney problems once and for all.

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Lifetime Warranty ●  Stainless Steel or Copper  ●  Custom Designs Available



Water Proofing

Over time, water "eats" masonry chimneys. Mortar joints between bricks are dissolved; bricks are slowly broken apart by water moving inside the brick.

Important note: We're not just trying to "paint" the brick. Our specially formulated sealant prevents masonry from soaking in moisture while still allowing it to naturally "breathe." A completely sealed chimney will seal moisture in, making the bricks susceptible to cracking and deterioration during Kentucky's numerous annual freeze-thaw cycles.

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10-Year Warranty ●  Environmentally Friendly Products Used  


Tuck Pointing and Masonry

Tuck pointing (often more appropriately called repointing, though many use the terms interchangeably) is the process of replacing damaged or separated mortar joints on the chimney or in the firebox. The process adds structural integrity as old mortar joints are removed and filled with new mortar. Heat-resistant mortar is used in firebox applications. Be sure to hire an expert when you are replacing mortar in a super-heated environment like a chimney or firebox.

Technicians Certified by Chimney Safety Institute of America  


Crown Repair

The chimney crown plays an important role in protecting the chimney against harsh weather, but most people don't realize that the crown itself also needs to be protected. Our permanently flexible sealant resists cracking and protects the chimney's masonry roof from costly water damage.

10-Year Warranty ●  Environmentally Friendly Products Used 


Chimney Relining

The lining is one of the most important parts of your chimney. When your liner is cracked or crumbling, you need to fix or replace your liner before using your fireplace. We use several styles of liners, including the new HeatShield "Cerfractory" pour-in liners, pictured here, in which we apply a coating over the entire flue. Cameras are used to verify repairs. This important repair/process improves the safety of chimneys with damaged liners or no liner at all, allows stoves and inserts to draft more efficiently, and guards furnace and water heater flues from condensation damage.


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Flashing Repair

The flashing is sheet metal installed for the purpose of ensuring that the connection between the chimney and roof is water tight. Flashing is an element in the makeup of the chimney that eventually loses effectiveness.

When possible, we repair flashing with a flexible compound that is applied to the existing flashing to form a watertight seal between your roof and your chimney.

When repairs don't work, we install new copper flashing that prevents leaks around chimneys and other roof vents.

  7-Year Warranty

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Custom Chase Covers

A chimney chase cover is a metal covering designed to keep precipitation, animals and debris out. It's not an option; it's a necessity. Chase covers are used alongide single-flue caps to protect your chimney. They can be used with prefabricated or factory-built chimneys. Barnhill Chimney custom builds stainless steel and copper chimneys in its Lexington shop to fit your chimney exactly.

Lifetime Warranty ● Available in Stainless Steel or Copper


Parging

In this process, we fill gaps and holes in the smoke chamber, the portion of your chimney between the damper and the first flue tile, with heat resistant mortar. The process prevents creosote from collecting in places it can not be cleaned, reduces air turbulence inside the chimney, effectively cutting down on creosote buildup, and greatly greatly enhances the safety of masonry fireplaces

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TESTIMONIALS

Kyle C.

"This was our first experience using a Chimney sweeping company and Blake did a fantastic job. They will show you what the inside of your Chimney looks like, and make recommendations on repairs that can be done in the inside and out.

Dorothy M.

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"Did a great job on our chimney! Very professional and courteous. Nice young men."

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Wendy K

"Though James Tabor was the bearer of bad news...there are several issues with our chimney that make it unsafe to use...he was kind and professional. He did a great job on the sweep and used a cool camera to show the dangerous aspects of our chimney."