Caulking and Chinking is the process of sealing all of the gaps between the logs in a log home. Without caulking and chinking these gaps would let wind, rain and insects into your home leading to log rot and other structural problems you don’t want or need. When installed with backer rods the chinking process can also provide much needed insulation in these gaps to further reduce any possibility of drafts and help your log home or cabin retain the heat.
WoodTeks LLC is a log home restoration contractor based out of Jonesville, North Carolina. We specialize in the proper installation of caulking and chinking for log homes and structures.
From sealing up all of the windows and doors to individually inspecting and sealing every log on your home, including the unseen and hard to reach areas we’ll be able to make sure your chinking is installed properly for trouble free service.
Caulking and Chinking Services in North Carolina
- Caulking and Sealing Windows and Doors
- Installing Backing Rods
- Installing or Replacing Chinking in Log Homes or Cabins
- Chinking Inspections and Maintenance
Common Problems With Caulking and Chinking
If you’ve been around a log home much you’ve no doubt seen gaps or splits in chinking and caulk. Most of these issues come from installation error. Many contractors and home owners will go in and just fill all gaps with caulk or chinking no matter how large the gap with as much product as the gap will hold. It may look good(or not) at first but once the logs start going through seasonal changes and start to move the gaps will spread open again. The contractor or homeowner may have even used caulk specially formulated for log homes, it doesn’t make any difference. In order to prevent this, backer rod must be installed prior to the installation of chink or caulk. It fills the gap and helps the caulk or chink achieve a bond to the wood. It also helps the product to perform like it was inteded to allowing it to stretch and contract with the seasonal changes of the logs. We go the extra mile to make sure every home is sealed correctly the FIRST time.
Caulking and Chinking
If you have an older log home or structure then it could be time to have your caulking and chinking inspected and probably replaced if it’s been several years. Log homes built 15-25 years ago or more could benefit from the newer caulking and chinking products that are on the market offering superior adhesion, better insulating properties and are more aesthetically appealing.
We can remove all of the old chinking and caulking, clean the logs thoroughly and then install new caulking and chinking throughout the entire log structure.
Chinking Isn’t Just Functional, It Can Be Decorative Too
Chinking keeps your home thermally efficient and helps prevent the loss of heat energy from your home. It can also be a decorative and design element if you’d like it to be. Some log home owners opt to use chinking that might be a different color then the logs, others prefer it to match the logs so it’s more hidden. We can also paint the chinking with chink paint. There are dozens of options when it comes to the decorative appearance of the caulking and chinking for your log home in North Carolina.
Who Installs Log Home Caulking and Chinking in North Carolina?
WoodTeks LLC is a log home restoration contractor based out of Jonesville, North Carolina. We specialize in the proper installation of caulking and chinking for log homes and structures. If you’d like to receive an estimate for your log home or even a log structure used commercially please give us a call or fill out an email request and we’ll be in touch right away.