Log Home Maintenance — Backer Rod

How to apply chinking to a log home.

Posted by Terry Jennings on

Here is complete guide to chinking. Learn how to chink your log home from cleaning the logs, choosing and applying backer rod, to the best practices. We put together a complete guide with everything you need to know.

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5 chinking methods; Chinking techniques and methods.

Posted by Terry Jennings on

There are many different tools and methods when it comes to chinking. If you are purchasing your first cabin or chinking for the first time, you may wonder which method of chinking is the best? Here are the 5 different methods of chinking a log home. Spatula - Grout bag - Caulking gun - Bulk gun - Chink pump

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REGULAR CHECKUPS

Posted by Kelly Winner on

Preventative maintenance saves time and money, so it is good practice to inspect your home each spring and the fall.  This involves walking around your home and paying close attention to the stain's appearance.  Look for fading or weathering effects, loss of water repellency, or mildew fungi growth (often caused by dirt collecting on the surface of the stain creating a film for organisms to anchor and feed on).  It is important to pay close attention to the south-facing and west-facing walls of the home since these are typically exposed to more sun and elements.  If you notice severe problems (excessive checking,...

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Tending To Checks & Cracks

Posted by Kelly Winner on

It's important to pay close attention to these openings, as they are thoughts for water rain and snow.  For Ideal treatment of a check: Thoroughly clean the inside surfaces of checks (where the caulk will be in contact to remove dirt and unsound wood. Apply backer rod to checks 1/4" or wider before staining and caulking. Stain the wall with a stain that is compatible with your caulking or chinking, making sure the stain seeps into the check. Gun the caulking into the check - Log Builder or Conceal are ideal for this application. Tool the caulk to ensure good...

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