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Should log siding be chinked?
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We have a log home that is all log siding on the second floor, real logs on the first floor.We have chinked our logs on the first floor, but was told not to chink the log siding so the house could…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Broome May 31, 2013.

 

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Kim Broome replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"Hi John:  Did not even know they made textured caulk!  Where were you a couple of months ago? haha.  No, thanks for the info.. We have already bought all the caulk, and are in the middle of getting the house sealed up. I see the house…"
May 31, 2013
John Sanders replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"Kim, It sounds like you have received some pretty good advice.   I would recommend a textured caulk for this type of joint because it should blend better with your wood and will probably be easier to apply than a smooth caulking. …"
May 29, 2013
Kim Broome replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"Hi Scott:  thank you for your input.  My bad,  I used the word "chinking" when what I really meant was caulking. We CAULKED the first floor, and after several replies, we now know to also caulk the second floor log siding.…"
May 16, 2013
Scott M replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"Kim, Based on the photos you provided I would seriously recommend that you caulk the line with a 3/8” - ½” bead of acrylic caulk.  You may need to install some backer rod in some areas where line opens up too much usually…"
May 15, 2013
James W. Harbin left a comment for Kim Broome
"Hi Kim, We just completed a log restoration on a pine home that was 25years old. The second floor was log siding and we replaced numerous logs because the siding leaked. Whenever we build we try to discourage framed second floors for that reason.I…"
Apr 1, 2013
Kim Broome replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"Chris:  Yes, I see what you are saying...  What we are aiming at is to seal the upstairs,.. so maybe just to caulk the wood, except in places where we need to put in some backer rod and chinking where the gaps are too large for…"
Mar 29, 2013
Chris Wood replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"Kim, I didn't realize you had this "D" log profile.  Before you chink the whole upper floor, you might try a test area.  Two concerns.  The wood you are chinking to should be clean so it has a nice surface free of…"
Mar 28, 2013
Kim Broome replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"Hi, thank you for your response.  They are just typical D-log siding."
Mar 28, 2013
Kim Broome replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
Mar 28, 2013
Kim Broome replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"Ok, thanks Chris for all your time and help.  We will probably chink it. I bet you have a gorgeous log home."
Mar 27, 2013
Colorado Log Home Finishing replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"Are you able to share photos.  I am Tom Elliott the owner of Log Home Finishing in Colorado and we often chink siding.  Please provide photos if you can. http://loghomefinishing.com 855 - 564 - 2428"
Mar 26, 2013
Chris Wood replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"4 years old? Chink the siding. It's already acclimated and done doing what it's going to do. Let me know if you need any help, neighbor!"
Mar 26, 2013
Kim Broome replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"Chris, I see you live in Dandridge, Tn,.. we are in Greeneville (Chuckey)! My mother grew up in Dandridge, just up the street from Carson Newman. (she was born in 1915) We are neighborsSmall world."
Mar 26, 2013
Kim Broome replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"ok,  I am think we need to chink it also.  We have done periodic caulking when a crack appears,... we watch the logs like a hawk.. they are fine. We do let the house get warm in the summer though! But with the nights here, it cools down…"
Mar 26, 2013
Chris Wood replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"I would say "chink it".  Use your exhaust fans in the bathrooms, avoid standing water and hopefully your HVAC will kick on air conditioning when indoor humidity gets above 60%. The one other issue that might require "touch up of…"
Mar 26, 2013
Kim Broome replied to Kim Broome's discussion Should log siding be chinked?
"Hi Kevin:  thank you for your input. The house is now four years old,.. we wanted to let it settle really well.. Some cracking, but nothing major, the house is doing great. "
Mar 26, 2013

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At 2:24pm on April 1, 2013, James W. Harbin said…

Hi Kim, We just completed a log restoration on a pine home that was 25years old. The second floor was log siding and we replaced numerous logs because the siding leaked. Whenever we build we try to discourage framed second floors for that reason.I would recommend chinking or caulking the siding after prepping and cleaning. Good Luck, Jim Harbin Back to Nature Dealer/Builders

At 11:17am on January 2, 2013, Dolly - Es Log Home Restorations said…

Hi Kim and welcome to the neighborhood. If ever you have any questions on

maintenance or restoration of your log home just send us a email at essentialloghome@aol.com and we'll try to help you out.

Hope your holidays were blessed. Dolly

 
 
 

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