Are your heating bills higher than they should be? Are you concerned about water infiltration or rodents and bugs?
At BC Log Finishers, we use flexible sealants between the logs to weatherproof and critter proof your log home. You can choose between wide contrasting ‘chinking’ or a thin line of color matched ‘energy sealant’.
Your home may be beautiful but unfortunately not all log homes have been built to today's standards and methods. If not sealed properly some homes remain drafty and use much more energy to heat than they should. Some older homes even allow rain water to seep in and access for critters to enter. If you have any gaps between your logs they should be sealed up to create a dead air space and to eliminate a nesting environment for critters. Log home Chinking and Energy Sealants were created specifically to seal between the logs on milled or scribed log homes. One application makes any log wall completely weather-tight. You can consult with our experts at BC Log Finishers to find the application best suited for your home.
Chinking & Energy Sealants accomplish the same things:
Stop Wind, Water & Rain
Stop Bugs & Rodents
Suitable for all Climates
Increase the overall value of your home
Chinking is a flexible, textured compound that seals the wide open gaps. Even though it looks and feels like traditional mortar, it's not. Chinking is an acrylic that adheres to logs and stretches to maintain a tight seal by following log movement.
In the past, settlers would pack the lateral groves and cracks with clay, mud, sand etc to seal their cabins. Modern Chinking gives a similar appearance. Here are some examples applied by the BC Log Finishers Team.
Energy sealants are similar to chinking but made specifically to blend into the log walls and generally has a thinner profile. The sealants have less texture to match the visual characteristics of wood. They are created for homes with smaller gaps between the logs. They easily tool to a smooth, professional finish. They soften the lines on log walls and accept the color of wood finishes. In fact, some sealants can so closely match your walls, some people won't even notice the seams are sealed.
We are proud to offer our Chinking and Energy Sealant services all across BC and have successful restoration projects all around the Province including areas such as:
Vancouver Island including Victoria, Sooke, Duncan, Cowichan Valley, Tofino, North Island & More.
The Lower Mainland from Whistler to Hope including Squamish, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs & More.
Thompson Okanagan including Kamloops, Sun Peaks, Shuswap, Vernon, Kelowna, Pentiction, Summerland & More.
Northern BC including 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Prince George, Vanderhoof, Smithers, Terrace & More.
Kootenays including Castlegar, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Invermere, Fernie, Radium Hot Springs & More.