Who Are Blairstown Distributors?
1980 Bob Kren decided to build his own log home, which included felling
his own trees and hand scribing the logs to fit. Bob knew that his home
would need a high-quality wood preservative product. This led him on a
two-year worldwide search culminating in his discovery of WOODguard,
which was then manufactured by Chapman Chemical Company in Memphis,
Tennessee. Bob was so impressed with this product that in 1983, he
started selling it, and Blairstown Distributors, Inc. was created.
to be a complete and user-friendly wood preservative that could be
tinted with semi-transparent colors; and being a preservative, it
controlled decay, fungi, mold, termites, and powder post beetles. The
log home market, however, was demanding lighter and more natural colors,
so over the next few years Blairstown Distributors carried out hundreds
of tests on color application, packaging, and marketing of this
product. One of the most important discoveries made was that through
careful use of additional resins, surfactants, and universal colorants,
we were able to invent a procedure whereby we were able to high-speed
blend and package colorant in one-quart cans. All the customer had to do
was mix this quart of colorant into five-gallons of WOODguard, creating
an accurate fresh mix of color each time. This was accomplished when
all of the so-called paint experts said that the problems would outweigh
the benefits. This method turned out to be so effective and reliable
that it has created an industry. Color provides a sunscreen and thereby
prevents graying caused by ultraviolet rays of the sun.:
of the quality and reliability of WOODguard, Blairstown Distributors
has become the largest distributor of WOODguard in the world over the
last twenty years. This enables us to buy in larger quantities and
allows us to pass the savings on to you. COMPARE AND SAVE. See our
pricing page for quantity discount pricing or call us at 1-800-524-1093.
Any log home worth building deserves to be around for at least a
hundred years. Left unprotected they seldom do. Why? It's very simple.
From the moment a tree is felled, it must face an onslaught of nature's
most effective forces in the form of secondary invaders we call fungus,
mildew, wood rot, and boring and chewing insects. And make no mistake
about it; they intend to take your house back to nature. However, there
is much we can do to postpone this as evidenced by many log homes in
Europe that are well over three hundred years old. While it is true that
these old log buildings did not have chemical treatments for their
preservation, it is usually a given fact that they followed many of the
rules such as designing with great overhangs and Alpine rakes of up to
four feet. They also used winter cut logs of the highest quality and
considered the lay of the land for natural protection. Those homes of
yesteryear that did not make it down through the decades usually failed
to do so because of wood rot. Regardless of whether it was the roof
rotting off or the sill log, it was probably wood rot.
So if you
have researched sufficiently, shopped around, planned, and built to the
best of your ability, there remains only one more rule to follow. KEEP
IT DRY. That is the bottom line. Keep water out!
No other preservative does this as well as WOODguard.
is registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) as a wood preservative and only products registered as
preservatives, CAN MAKE CLAIMS OF WOOD PRESERVATION.
ingredient is COPPER-8-QUINOLINOLATE, and it is best known for its
environmental responsibility and effectiveness, If you go through the
last two decades or so worth of log home magazines, you will see the
words ISK Biocides, WOODguard, and Copper-8 over and over again. Many of
today's manufacturers and builders not only recommend WOODguard but
also include it in their kits, tying it into their guarantee because it
is so effective.