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Drafty logs
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We've just moved into a 5-year old log cabin in upstate NY and were surprised at how many air leaks there are between the logs. I know that log homes settle for the first few years but our house is…Continue

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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?

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 1:47pm — 1 Comment

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At 11:42am on May 6, 2012, James W. Harbin said…

Hello folks,  Time to completely clean the exterior,caulk all joints,particularly the corners,apply a good preservative and maintain according to instructions. Air dried and kiln dried logs are not totally dry and they will move. Do not use fiberglass between the logs and always begin sealing from the outside. Use the candle test on the inside to check for leaks. If you see water stains inside, get busy to correct that problem now. I like poly caulks because they stay pliable and adhere to the logs better.Take your time and you'll only do it once for years to come.   Jim and Pam Katahdin Cedar Log Homes


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