The Log Home Neighborhood

An online log home community for log home enthusiasts.

We have a 5-year old log home that has tons of air leaks between the logs! Can anyone suggest the fastest way to block them up? We've been stuffing insulation in between but that's tedious. Is there a foam spray that anyone can suggest that is safe for logs?

Views: 22

Comment

You need to be a member of The Log Home Neighborhood to add comments!

Join The Log Home Neighborhood

Comment by Lee Denman on April 25, 2010 at 7:38pm
Joanne,

The worst thing to do is to place insulation between the logs. Insulation holds water and can actually make your logs rot. We have replaced tens of thousands of feet of logs and one of the main culprits to the cause of the rot was insulation. The best fix would be to caulk or chink the exterior or interior of the home. Typically it would be best to caulk/chink the outside of your house since it will protect the logs from holding water in between the logs and interior caulk/chink joint. It will also help to deal with any insect problems if that is even a factor. A good temporary fix would be to buy some log wool from Schroeder Log Home Supply or some other log home products retailer. If you have anymore questions please visit our website at http://www.logcabinrestorationservices.com

© 2018   Created by Neighborhood Host.   Powered by

Guide to Log Homes | Advertise | Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service