In 1981, Perma-Chink Systems, Inc. introduced flexible chinking to the log home industry. This revolutionary product, Perma-Chink log home chinking, stretches and flexes to accommodate log movement while maintaining a tight seal for the life of the house.
After that, log homes became one of the most weather-tight, comfortable home choices available. Practically overnight, Perma-Chink forever changed the way log homebuilders would think about sealing their log homes. Over the years, the company has developed a family of 30 products that are used to seal, chink, preserve, stain, finish and clean the interior and exterior logs of handcrafted and manufactured log homes.
One of the company’s newest products, Energy Seal seals cracks between the logs of chinkless or milled log homes. Perma-Chink Systems, Inc. recognized that milled log homes would have some cracking and leakage because of the natural dynamics of the logs. The obvious solution is to use caulking, but caulk doesn’t adhere well, cannot be tooled, slumps away from the joint, and looks like the plastic you put around your bathtub. A more natural-looking alternative, Energy Seal, which is a refined Perma-Chink chinking formula, is easily applied from a tube, spread with a trowel and used to fill in cracks between logs. It is also very flexible, water-resistant and comes in a variety of colors to blend or contrast with the color of the logs. Energy Seal lasts the life of your home and is a beautiful compliment to a milled log home.
Perma-Chink Systems product line also includes Lifeline wood stains and sealants. Lifeline Ultra-7, low VOC one-coat application was introduced to log home market a few years ago. Lifeline Ultra-7 is a natural, long-lasting, semi-transparent exterior finish that shades and highlights the wood’s true beauty.
Log home owners have difficulties deciding which products they should select for their homes and have trouble finding out if one product will work with another. Perma-Chink Systems, guarantee that all of company’s products will work together when properly applied. The entire Perma-Chink Systems product line is non-toxic. “We are very concerned about the environment and the safety of the people that use our products,” says Rich Dunstan, president and the founder of Perma-Chink Systems. We have more experience in formulating highly specialized products for log homes than anyone in the industry. We take pride in ourselves in saying – “By the time you discover a challenge - we already have the solution”.