What Is Chinking?
Chinking is the stuff that goes between the logs on many log homes.It's more than just a pretty look--chinking acts as a form of insulation and as a barrier to the elements outside.It keeps the weather outside and the comfort of your home inside.
Traditional chinkings are brittle, mortar-like substances. They often crack, break and pull away from logs. They and many other chinkings available, can't absorb the movement all log homes endure. Logs shrink and swell with Temperature changes, humidity changes and aging. When any chinking fails, wind and water infiltrate into your home. Elastic Chinking keeps your home tightly sealed.
ArtiosPainting, uses an elastic chinking, such as Log Jam, Perma chink, Sashco,and Log Gevity. Since all logs move, this elasticity allows log movement, in any type of weather, over and over again. It streches and compresses as logs shrink and swell--up to 100% of the original joint size. Yet it maintains the traditional look of mortar, without "stretching out," so it still looks good after years of log movement.
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