We all know that a tree dries up from time to time, and a log house settles. This creates unnecessary gaps. Since ancient times, the caulking method has been used to insulate a log house.
It is usually produced twice. First during the construction of the log house, and then after shrinkage. Natural heaters are felt, tow and even moss. More modern ones are jute and flax fiber. The most innovative are putty and, of course, sealant.
Sealant is a new generation of insulation. As its manufacturers claim, it can save you time and money. The peculiarity of this material is that it has the ability to compress and also stretch. This prevents air from entering the room. Thanks to this material, there is no need to wait until the house settles.
The main thing is to choose the right material. Some putties turn into a monolith and destroy the tree. Each sealant is designed for a certain type of wood and is designed for a certain thickness of cracks. Its advantage is that you can choose the right color or paint with acrylic paints in the right shade. It performs not only the functions of warming the house, but also aesthetic.
In time, caulking with natural materials is inferior to sealant. And during the operation of the house, the operation with conventional materials must be repeated several times. But their advantage is environmental friendliness, which cannot be said about sealant.