Chinking: The Best Product for Your Log Home
Triple Stretch chinking is designed to help keep bugs and the elements on the outside of your log home. It has been manufactured by the Weatherall Company for the past 30 years. It is one of the original products specifically designed for the log home market.
It can be purchased either in 5 gallon buckets or 29oz tubes. Triple Stretch chinking typically costs between $100-$275 depending on the size and quantity of material. Mountain Home Building Products is a leading distributor for Weatherall log home products. It is available in the following colors:
- Standard Gray
- Southern Gray
- Light Gray
- Standard Tan
- Western Tan
- Tahoe Gold
- Burnt Umber
Triple Stretch is the only chinking that offers a lifetime warranty. Triple Stretch is the choice of professionals because it is able to expand up to 100 %. Most other chinking materials will tear while it is able to hold its appearance without cracking. It is recommended to use a Weatherall stain with your Triple Stretch material. Stains that contain waxes, non-drying oils or paraffins can cause adhesion problems.
Typically, it is applied to joints ranging in size from 1”- 4”. It can be used on the exterior or interior of your log home. Chinking material can be applied by professionals or homeowners. It is important to install backer rod before applying. It should only be applied between 40-90 degrees. It is recommended to use a foam brush or trowel to help smooth the chinking material once it is gunned out. Also, the material can skin over rather quickly so take your time when applying it.
For more information about chinking material, application tools or contractor referrals contact Mountain Home Building Products toll free at 800-490-3695.
Mountain Home Building Products is a leading distributor of log home chinking, cabin caulking, log stains, clear wood finishes, log siding, house logs & rustic lighting.