We receive many good, relevant questions about caulking. It is very important to be well informed about the advantages of services and the disadvantages of neglect.
YES, very important. Caulking prevents insect, water and air infiltration.
NO. Water infiltration is very subtle. Water seeps quietly into walls and floors over time. By the time there is evidence on the inside, the internal damage has usually already begun.
NO. We use silicones which are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These products have a very slight odor and can be used inside and outside without harm to you and your young family.
Silicone has very low levels of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), air dries without loss of volume and has a very slight odor. Thermoplastic is solvent based with a high level of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). After application, the solvents evaporate leaving a strong odor and approximately a 50% loss of the thermoplastic diameter. It is not for interior use.
Silicone can be applied between -29° Celsius and 49° Celsius without affecting the quality and adhesion.
The three main differences are:
It is recommended having your house or building examined by a professional every five years. They will inspect all the joints and make recommendations.
Once a quote is accepted, we offer a 10 year limited guarantee, 2 years for labour and 10 years for materials.