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Chinking and Caulking

Whether a new home or a prized piece of history, log homes need proper protection.

Log homes are known for their energy efficiency. In order to maintain this performance, proper log chinking and caulking is vital. While caulking is the process if sealing smaller cracks around windows and doors, chinking repairs anything over 3/4 of an inch wide, preventing moisture and insects from taking up residence.

The art of log home chinking.

Before sealing the gap, our team inserts a rod or backing to help the chinking material adhere to the entire area. First we check for damage — you never want to chink over rot or debris. We then apply an acrylic chinking material with specially-designed chinking guns — we believe that professional results require professional tools. This professional-grade acrylic chinking expands and contracts to temperature changes and is impervious to UV light — critical in our ever-changing mountain climate.

Log home caulking.

Although caulking deals with much smaller cracks, the process is just as important. We use an acrylic caulk, available in different hues of color to best match your home, and apply with precision. Professionally applied caulking can preserve your log home from damage brought on by moisture and pests. It also ensures your log home is preserving energy, keeping utility bills low.

When executed properly, chinking and caulking can effectively preserve your home, providing a barrier against the elements for years to come.

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From start to finish, Ryan and his men were professional in every sense of the word. Hard working, knowledgable, friendly, respectful of our home and surrounding gardens. Just an easy group to work with. We couldn’t be happier with the job they did and highly recommend them. Our home looks fabulous and the chinking of the logs has had a positive impact on our heating bill.
Ted and Anne Castle - Charlotte, VT

Ryan and his entire High Country Restoration team were wonderful! He worked closely with us to solve a number of complex problems and to develop a suitable repair timeframe. The entire work team was not only highly skilled, but friendly and well mannered. There were no unanswered questions and Ryan made great suggestions. We could not be happier with how our home looks and we know it is structurally sound.
Carol and Tim Merrihew - Tupper Lake, NY

We couldn't believe the transformation of our old log home in Vermont after High Country Restoration completed the job....our home turned from old to new like it was just built.
Francis and Marilyn - VT

The cabin was black with age. We hired HCR based upon your expertise and were thrilled with the results. The cabin looks like it was built last week not years ago.
Nancy and Les - VT


High Country Restoration did a superb job restoring my Connecticut log home to pristine condition. They repaired the chinking throughout the house and applied a rich honey colored stain which made our 20 year old home look like new.
B. P., CT

This spring we had High Country Restoration blast, treat, stain and caulk our log home in Central Vermont. Built in 1986 with logs cut from the property, the home had great character with knots and cambium, but after thirty years of sun and rain the logs needed help. There were places where we could see daylight between the logs, and others with bad sun bleaching. In other areas the logs were stained different colors. Ryan McDonald and his crew came when scheduled, and in two short weeks the job was done. There were never any delays, and when they were done, the detritus was quickly cleaned up. The final result was spectacular as evidenced by the compliments of everyone who everyone who comes up the driveway. For anyone who wants to restore their log home that needs to its original beauty, I highly recommend that they get in touch with High Country Restoration. You will not be disappointed.
Dan - Central Vermont

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