Chinking For Log Homes
Chinking for log homes may occur at different intervals during the life of the structure. For some, waterproofing is part of the new construction process. With others, it is necessary to seal logs from the effects of outside elements. A pouring rain may reveal that it is time to weatherproof your log home.
The process is a term derived from the marine industry, which means to fill cracks in a ship. With a log home, the process fills the spaces that grow overtime. This process creates an impenetrable seal between the logs.
In the past, waterproofing a log home was prepared with straw and mud, old newspapers or mortar. Today, chink products used are attractive and “give” during log movement. The use of acrylic creates a textured substance for a flexible bond. Modern chinking requires low maintenance and lasts for a long time. Proper application is a good way to preserve your investment, add comfort and improve the resale value of your log home.
Besides energy conservation, protection from decay and insects, chinking for log homes has additional benefits. You have a variety of ways to determine the look of your home. For example, you can brighten up the inside with a light gray or beige color or create contrasting colors with brown or sandstone. A basic white color that blends in is a simpler way to seal the walls.
Chinking For Log Homes – Local Areas In Washington State We Serve
Restoration and Chinking for Log Homes is one of our specialties. Areas we serve in Inland Northwest Washington State include, Spokane, Whitman County, Linlcoln County, Ferry County, Stevens County, Coeur d’Alene Idaho.