Wall insulation is an important part of the construction of your log cabin.
Here are examples of wall insulation.
GRIP STRIP – TRAPEZOIDAL FOAM BACKER
Grip Strip is chemically inert closed-cell polyethylene that is shaped to fit between log courses to form a flat surface for the application of Perma-Chink or Energy Seal. This makes it easier to maintain a consistent thickness of sealant across the seam, reducing the amount of sealant required and improving the sealant’s performance.
- Provides a firm chinking or caulking surface
- Shape and texture allow it to be easily installed without using staples, nails or glue
- Repels water
- Compatible with all commonly available synthetic chinking
- Helps prevent blistering of chinking surfaces
- Provides extra insulation against heat loss
GASKET TAPE – INTERNAL LOG SEALANT
Log Home Gasket Tape is closed-cell, medium density (8 lb.) PVC foam with pressure-sensitive adhesive on one side. Gasket Tape provides a high performance seal against dust, light, air and moisture.
Install Log Home Gasket Tape between log courses during construction to form a uniform seal between the logs. It is flexible and maintains a seal during seasoning of the logs. Log Home Gasket Tape stays pliable from -5°F to 170°F. Gasket Tape is compatible with Shell-Guard and Armor-Guard.
Log Home Gasket Tape is 3/8″ thick and available in widths of 3/8″, 1/2″ and 1″ in 25-foot rolls. Consult your log home manufacturer for the correct size for your log package.
LOG BOSS – LOG AND TIMBER FASTENERS
We’ve made some changes to our new Log Boss fasteners. At the request of many of our customers we’ve brought the wings back and redesigned the head for better counter sinking and a 5/16” hex head driver.
The wings reduce the friction between the wood and the shank and clear out the splinters created as the fastener pulls down into the wood. This reduces the torque required to set the fastener into place. So if you want a fastener with maximum holding power and superior strength with less work, Log Boss is the answer. These fasteners were specifically designed by Perma-Chink Systems for the construction of log and timber structures. Their 3” long thread provides the grip necessary for pulling even the most difficult logs into place while the larger shank diameter increases the overall strength and pulling power.