Caulking and chinking are critical to the maintenance of your log home, particularly in higher elevations or humid environments where they are subject to the effects of harsh weather.Modern log home and cabin chinking has the appearance of mortar but remains elastic and flexible, allowing the log home joints to move. Chinking is usually textured, and is available in tubes or pails. Typically chinking is applied over a backer rod.
Caulking a log home or cabin seals log joints and cracks from insects, water and heat loss. Caulk for log homes comes in several attractive colors designed to blend in or complement popular colors of wood stains and finishes.