If the caulking on your log home needs to be repaired or replaced, Log Masters Restorations would love to earn your business. We understand pricing is important to you, but the cost of caulking work varies widely depending on your specific situation.
Each log home property brings a unique set of challenges, and our restoration processes may vary depending on your home’s location and surroundings. The level of regular maintenance—or lack thereof—also figures into our assessment, as do the materials used to build your log home and its design. For more details, read our article, “What We Consider in a Log Home Restoration Estimate.”
Caulking and/or chinking is the sealant between your log home joinery that keeps drafts, bugs, and water out. Both chinking and caulking extend the life of your logs. Caulking of some type is almost always used on log homes, and chinking, which performs a similar function, is generally a design preference.
Caulking is very similar to chinking. It too is flexible, allowing movement when the logs compress or expand from season to season. This process is commonly used for homes with smaller logs or around windows and doors. You’ll generally find caulking on log homes even when chinking is used. The goal is the same though—keep the unwanted elements out! Call today to find out which option is right for your log home.
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Over time, the caulking on your log home will likely start to show signs of normal wear. Cracks may be small and brittle or wide and long. But even the smallest cracks can lead to big problems. Removing and replacing your log home sealant not only improves the aesthetics, it also keeps your home draft-free, water-resistant and energy-efficient. Did we mention it also keeps bugs out?
When and how we apply caulk depends on your log home’s specific needs and the project’s scope. There are times when you should apply caulk after staining, and in some cases, before. We’ll be expanding on this topic in a future blog post. Contact us directly for pricing details.
Chinking is a sealant that looks great great on large round or beam-style log homes that can be added to caulking to create a tighter seal.
Log Masters Restorations uses a high-pressure media blaster that shoots recycled glass through a hose to remove paint and wood stain.
Our finish remover reaches into wood pores to release paint or other film-building products and is then washed off to expose natural wood.
Sanding is a must after chemical stripping and might be needed after media blasting or pressure washing to remove any problem areas.
Dirt and grime on logs can be tough to remove. Pressure washing is used to clean log homes and wash away chemical stripping agents.
Staining protects your log home from the environment. Our water-based stain and oil-penetrating stains come in a variety of colors.
Don’t ignore log rot! Our crews are trained to hunt down problem areas, cut them out, replace them with a new logs, and seal them tight.
Log Masters offers an array of routine maintenance services like sealing and preservation to keep your log home in good condition.
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