Log homes and log cabins are special structures that require specific hardware and fasteners to support the frame and firmly hold the logs in place. Over time all wood will undergo swelling, shrinking and movement due to the settling of the home and weather conditions. We offer a wide selection of log home hardware including timber screws, gasket tape, backer rods, grip strips and other special log home hardware and fasteners to properly care for your log home or log cabin.
Even though timber, lumber and logs can be cut and shaped to precise dimensions it still won’t prevent the natural swelling, shrinking and settling that occurs with all wood. What appears to be a solid log fit one day can easily shift and become a hazard to your home the next day. Be prepared for the upkeep of your log siding and log homes with specially made log home hardware and fasteners that will effectively seal the spaces in between the logs, fit with the chink joints and provide maximum holding power.
Gasket tape is a closed-cell, medium density PVC foam with pressure sensitive adhesive on one side that provides a high-performance seal against dust, light, air and moisture. Backer rods are chemically inert, closed cell polyethylene “rope” designed to fill in the gaps between logs prior to the application of caulk or sealant. Grip stripes are also closed-cell products that provide a solid fit and surface within the chink joint. These log home products are essential for maintaining your log home or cabin and will save you time and money in the long run when applied correctly and used early in the construction process.
Another great log home hardware piece and fastener are strong and durable timber screws. Timber screws are specially made fasteners that feature heat treated steel and are ideal for the use in timber structures and log homes and cabins. These extra-strong screws are best used for installation of decks, roof panels, stairs, cabinets and securing logs in log homes and cabins.