Backer Rod & Log Home Gasket Tape
Log Gap Cap
Emseal Log Home Gasket Tape
Emseal offers 2 Types of Log Home Gasket Tapes:
CLASSIC: For more than 30 years EMSEAL has offered an economical, expanding, open-cell, foam tape impregnated with water-based, acrylic-modified asphalt. Classic Log Home Gasket Tape provides UV stability and sealing ability, as well as resistance to aging and to vermin (bugs, rodents, birds, etc.).
ACRYLIC: EMSEAL Acrylic Log Home Gasket Tape was developed in the early 1980’s using in place of asphalt, a water-based, acrylic impregnation. Compatible with liquid sealants, chinking, and stains and preservatives, it is clean-handling and free from visible contact staining.
EMSEAL Acrylic Log Home Gasket Tape is particularly suitable for construction methods such as Swedish cope and is widely used by handcrafters. It is also suitable for flat-on-flat construction where sealant tape is installed at the outer edges of the logs AND where sprayed-on log sealer or stain may come in contact with the tape.
Grip Strip is a bond breaker used to make sure that your caulking makes a 2 point connection (to the top and bottom of the check). This is very important to allow the caulking to stretch. If you don't use Grip Strip, it makes a 3 point connection and creates an anchor point where the caulking will tear when the logs move. It also prevents you from using too much caulking or chink and keeps your costs way down.**Grip Strip is a special order and may have a short lead time** Want less than a case? Call (855) 915-4405