Every year Perma-Chink Systems is involved in community projects across the country. When appropriate, we donate some of our premium wood finishes and log home sealant to the project.
The wonderful citizens of Victor, MT decided they needed a brand new "Welcome to Victor" sign constructed out of logs. They contracted Shane and Virginia from HBH Chinking to stain and finish the job.
After cleaning and preparing the logs with Log Wash, they used Lifeline Ultra-7 transparent wood finish in Chestnut (#365), Lifeline Advance clear topcoat in Satin, and Log End Seal to enhance the natural beauty of the wood and provide years of protection from the sun and elements.
The PCS store in Rice, Minnesota got a makeover this past winter.
New log siding, finish and chinking on the exterior and new finish and chinking displays in the showroom.
Exterior products used were; Lifeline Ultra-7 in Smoke #363, Lifeline Accents Bordeaux #738 and Perma-Chink White #207.
Stop by and pay us a visit any time!
Log Home owners and dreamers gathered at the annual Log And Timber Home Show in Nashville, TN on April 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2013.
Visitors to the PCS show booth were greeted by Outside Sales Representatives Paul Peebles and Terry Knight. Visitors could get information about our premium products and expert advice on log home care and maintenance.
In addition, PCS dealers Satterwhite Log Homes, Katahdin Log Homes, Honest Abe Log Homes, and Log Home Outfitters were in attendance...
This year the staff at our Colorado branch invited the contractors and applicators in their territory to enter their 1st Annual Log Home Contest.
Toy cabins were built from a kit and then decorated using products by PCS.
The winner was chosen by out managment team and received 1 gallon of Lifeline Accents wood finish...
Log home and cabin owners were lined up and ready to go for this year’s Minneapolis Lake Home & Cabin Show.
Show producers Porchlight Productions, LLC announced that they were opening the doors ten minutes early because of the large crowd waiting to get in. The show ran from February 8th, 9th, and 10th.
Visitors to the PCS booth were greeted by Midwest Territory Sales Manager Terry Anderson and the Rice, MN Store Manager Randy Hobein. Existing log home owners and those planning on building new were able to get information about the premium products and expert advice for maintaining and protecting their homes...
In this video Melody Tallis, from Discovery Channel's hit series "Gold Rush", talks about protecting her beautiful log home in Arizona with products from Perma-Chink Systems.
(Photo provided courtesy of GoldRush Melody Tallis on Facebook)
About Melody from Discovery.com: "Melody began metal detecting in 1990 with her husband Arthur Tallis, and began mining for gold in 2002 when she joined a prospecting club in Arizona. In 2008 she met Minnesota miner Elmer Dahl while on vacation...
Log Home owners and dreamers gathered at the annual Log And Timber Home Show in Atlanta, Georgia on January 18th, 19th, and 20th, 2013.
Visitors to the PCS show booth were greeted by Outside Sales Representatives Matt Pepper and Rick Webb. Visitors could get information about our premium products and expert advice on log home care and maintenance.
In addition, PCS dealers LogFinish.com, Jim Barna Log Homes, Original Log Cabins, and Satterwhite Log Homes were in attendance...
or Russian History of Log Home Architecture
by Nadia O'Hara of Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
Wood is the foundation of some of the world’s greatest historical construction projects and Russia’s rich history of architectural beauty is no exception to this. Russians have a unique and special attitude with respect to their forest resources. This attitude is based on old Orthodox culture and Russian rituals associated with logging and construction. Russians have used wood to build everything from simple peasant homes to elaborate breath taking cultural statements such as Tsar Alexei Wooden Palace, famed for its fairytale style roofs (Figure 1).
This is a small excerpt from Hometime Episode 2626 Timber Shed Project. This part of the video details the chinking portion of the project. Materials were provided by Perma-Chink Systems, Inc.
It also shows in detail the loading of Perma-Chink into a bulk loading applicator with the use of a follow plate.
"If you look at the chinking from the original cabin over 20 years ago it's in absolutely perfect shape. This stuff really lasts" - Dean Johnson, Host of HomeTime
Log Home enthusiasts flocked to the annual Log And Timber Home Show in Chantilly, Virginia on October 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2012.
Visitors to the PCS show booth were greeted by Outside Sales Representative Eric Huff (pictured right with John Batzer of Golden Eagle Log Homes). Existing log home owners and those planning to build could get information about our premium products and expert advice on log home care and maintenance.
In addition, Eric Huff presented a free seminar on log home care and maintenance...
Molalla, Oregon has a rich history in the logging industry and to recognize the contributions of the industry, the Logging Mural Project was commissioned.
Construction of the mural was performed by Ray Sparre. (www.sparreworks.com)
The log structure was prepared using Log Wash wood cleaner and was protected by Shell-Guard RTU borate wood preservative...
Upward facing checks (cracks) in log surfaces are potential causes of moisture infiltration and should be properly sealed
It is virtually impossible to prevent logs from developing cracks and checks as they age and dry. That's because as a large piece of wood seasons, mechanical stresses build up until the surface stress becomes so great that the wood cracks. We call these stress cracks “checks.”...
Just as clear coats are vital to the performance of today's automotive finishes our Advance Topcoats are an integral part of all of our exterior finish systems.
Not only do they extend the life of the color coats but they do much more. They significantly improve the look of the finish by enhancing the color, clarity and depth of the finish. In other words, they make our finishes the most beautiful log home finishes in the world. Second, they help keep the surface clean. The very nature of a pigmented stain makes it susceptible to dirt pick-up through adhesion or impregnation...
We know you're busy and can't always reach us during standard business hours so we've expanded our call center capabilities to provide extended customer service hours for you no matter where you are located.
Using VOIP technology we've unified our seven branch locations under one phone system. The system will automatically route your call to the next available representative...
Energy Seal has been the product of choice for many log and timber home owners, contractors, log home manufacturers to seal gaps, cracks, joints and other areas where air or water can penetrate into the home..
Energy Seal is a highly elastic acrylic polymer sealant that provides a long-lasting and resilient seal for any style of log home...
What do Microsoft, Volvo, and Visa have in common? Their names are synonymous with innovation, safety, and trust. Add to that list, Perma-Chink Systems, Inc., because when it comes to protecting log homes with innovative, safe, and trustworthy products, no name is more frequently called to mind.
What began in 1981 as a simple idea – replacing the rigid concrete-mortar sealant with a flexible chinking material that moves with a log home as it settled – revolutionized the entire log home industry. This product, Perma-Chink Log Home Chinking, looked like traditional mortar but accommodated continuous log movement...
Perma-Chink’s newly formed Mobile Training Division is now up and running. Our objective is to use our fully equipped van to conduct seminars and hands-on workshops at various locations around the country that are not close to any of our store or distributors. Our new 2008 Sprinter van is designed and stocked with various log wall mockups as well as products, tools and equipment used for the application of our sealants, stains and finishes in addition to the various aspects of routine log home maintenance.
Cabela’s®, known as the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, opened its newest destination retail store in Lacey, Washington on November 16th 2007.
Since founding in 1961, Cabela’s® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world.
The 185,000 sq.ft., large-format destination store, Cabela’s first in the State of Washington, is located near junction of I-5 and Marvin Road, just south of Seattle/Tacoma.
Cabela’s stores are known as top notch educational and entertainment attractions. Cabela’s is much more than a retail store and will provide unique attractions for every member...
Perma-Chink Systems has been in the waterborne exterior finish business for decades. Like every other finish manufacturer, we are acutely aware that federal and state environmental regulations are slowly but surely squeezing oil-based finishes out of the market. While this is a great step for the environment, it is forcing changes that have reduced the performance of oil-based stains. In contrast, waterborne transparent stains have evolved to dramatically increase their durability and performance.
Perma-Chink Systems has been working diligently for many years to introduce finishes that are environmentally friendly, easy to maintain, long-lasting and highlight the true beauty of wood. The Lifeline Ultra-2 with Lifeline Advance system is a...