Log Home Caulking

Published on | Log Home Caulking |Leroy Walker

Log home caulking is designed to specifically handle the expansion and contraction of the logs during and after the log home building process. Caulking can be purchased in a 5 gallon bucket, 29oz tube or 1o.5 oz tube. It is available in variety of colors like tan, redwood, woodtone, dark brown, prairie gold, harvest wheat, warm honey, golden mesa, canyon wall, santa fe trail or red earth. Caulking is typically used in joint sizes ranging from 1/4'' to 3/4'' wide. Most homeowners prefer that it blend in with their wood. There are two different types of caulking used on log homes. The first has no texture while the second has just a little. Caulking can be applied by professionals or diyer's and is typically applied after the structure has been stained. Most caulking materials come with some type of warranty and are designed to last the lifetime of the building. Finally, it is important to use backer rod with caulking so that the material only gets two point adhesion. It is this two point adhesion that allows the caulking to stretch like a rubber band. F

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