Log Home Chinking

By: Northwood  09-12-2011
Keywords: sanding

Northwood offers a variety of chinking options for interior and exterior log walls, sealing of small checks and cracks and other uses to improve the performance and look of your home.

We have over 30 years of experience chinking log homes; we have applied hundreds of miles of lateral beads. Starting from the first years modern chinking was brought into the industry. It is a great product when properly applied.Exterior
Chinking your homes exterior walls can greatly improve the performance and look.
It helps to stop cold air infiltration, moisture, bugs, and improves the performance by reducing weathering effects on key area's of your walls. (notches,checks and frost prone area's.)  Also See:  


Chinking the interior of your home can greatly increase the energy efficiency, help with cleaning, dusting, and insect control. If applied by a professional it can make your interior walls look amazing. Cracks & Checks
If you choose not to see or feel the cracks and checks, the chinking can be matched in color and trawled in to place with no mess on the log surface. Latex Trim
Chinking also gives us an opportunity to cover-up old building flaws. Filling holes, covering up bad notch work, ect. We have found many ways to use chinking that can give your home a quality look and feel. Have a look in our   Sanding Before Chinking
Manual sanding has allowed us to adapt new application methods for chinking that look and perform better. After sanding the wood surface is left smooth, this is important when chinking the interior of a home. The look and feel of walls can be greatly changed by using different colors of chinking contrasting or blending in to the color of the log wall, this gives you total versatility when refinishing your log home.  Also see:   

Keywords: sanding

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Log Refinishing Methods

With great care and attention to detail, homes are taken through several steps of sanding and the results are incomparable to any other form of wood home finishing method. ControlManual sanding gives us control over "depth of wood removal" this means we can literally remove anything on the wood surface in a precise controlled manner.


Finish Application

Its all about a quality finished product.Interior walls are always hand sanded between coats to insure a even uniform smooth coating this allows for extremely good dusting and scrubbing of your log walls. We pay special attention to areas that are prone to weathering like southern walls, log ends, checks & cracks and we always take the extra time applying more finish to these troubled spots.


Log Refinishing Exterior

We have restored homes across Canada and in some of the harshest regions in the Northwest Territories. Northwood knows what it really takes to increase energy efficiency, value and life expectancy. Our Exterior Restoration Services Offer Many Advantages.