Log | Timber
We specialize in new construction interior & exterior staining and varnishing in the log home and timber industry. Protecting a new log or timber home is imperative in extending the beauty, structural integrity and life of any structure. An action plan of maintenance coating immediately follows in terms of importance. Exterior wood finishes are far from alike on all fronts; in protection, cost, preparation, application methods and maintenance intervals. Every project is unique and we confidently advise our clients with all of the necessary information to make an informed decision when selecting the proper way of protecting their investment for generations. Another key component in protection and internal climate efficiency is interior and exterior caulking and chinking. We execute all initial caulking and or chinking on new homes and have the means to tackle the required maintenance the years that follow. As the new structures settle, the logs and timbers continuously dry out and the maintenance of the caulking diminishes. The key areas of caulking attention are the vertical corners of the home, and the horizontal cracks in the wood surface, commonly referred to as checks. These are natural in any log or timber structure, and while they add character and beauty, they need to be contained on every exterior. As water enters these cracks it becomes trapped. Trapped water on the exterior of a log or timber will accelerate decay, if it freezes, it expands and contracts thus enlarging the crack. All of these variables will lead to an unnecessary and avoidable acceleration of wear and decay of all scenarios. We aim to advise our clients how to protect, maintain protection, all to ultimately avoid repair and the restoring of damaged surfaces in the future as they are in most cases avoidable.