With the arrival of the cold weather, this year 2018 and this from November, for a winter that lasts until April,the points of infiltration are more and more felt in a house: the windows, the doors, the roof … To avoid the energy loss of the winter months, it is never too late to caulk these different inflows of air and moisture.
These precautions save money by lowering the heating bill.
Caulking in winter is possible
It is indeed quite possible to combat the infiltration of icy air by intervening on the caulking of the windows between December and Mars! We consider that there is no justification for waiting against the continued infiltration of frozen air.
Little is known, but the enemy of caulking is not the cold… it’s the humidity.
In winter, the calfeuting professional seeks to optimize the adhesion factor of the chosen professional silicone sealants. He will plan with you his intervention on a sunny day, without showers and without snow.
In the Montreal area these days are numerous during the winter and the caulking work is usually carried out during the week.
Wind: 4.5 km/h
- Thursday Tomorrow -3 degrees Celsius
- Friday -2 degrees Celsius
When you arrive at your home, Elite Caulking and its caulking experts in Montreal
identify all the places that are a source of air and water infiltration thanks in particular to high-tech techniques(infrared camera thermography).
Caulking your home allows you to have a comfortable winter without feeling cold.
Why caulk a house?
Sealing, woodwork and masonry deteriorate over time, it is inevitable. The joints mould, retract, crack. The cement disjointes, the wood degrades…
These damage causes air, cold and moisture to seep into your rooms. This creates a feeling called “cold glass” which results in two main observations: discomfort and increased heating bill due to energy loss.
Doors and windows must therefore be caulked before winter. How?
Adapted materials exist and are effective such as high-tech sealants. Caulking experts favour quality sealant products that withstand low and high temperatures, summer and winter.
They do not degrade due to humidity, heat, cold and some can be painted to fit harmoniously into your building façade.
To detect air leakage and energy loss, the expert will make a diagnosis in thermography by infrared camera. This control identifies malfunctions via colors.
Pro tips for effective caulking
Here are the main things to caulk at home before the winter season.
Caulking windows and doors
This is an essential point for caulking professionals. The openings of a house must be particularly protected in order to avoid air and water infiltration.
You can apply a rubber seal bulge around the window frames and door sills. But that’s not enough to cut the cold. Only careful work by caulking specialists and a waterproof and durable sealant can protect the home from cold and drafts.
Caulking the roof, ledges
The roof, attic, attic and ledges are important sources of air and water infiltration.
The roof between is also a space that attracts small wild animals such as bat, squirrel, bird, as well as rodents that you do not want to see proliferate in your home…
These critters that seek shelter for the winter cause a lot of damage to the frames and are often cause diseases. In case of intrusion, they will have to be hunted by the use of a professional exterminator for a pest control check.
Be careful because some species are protected, so don’t kill them.
The other areas to caulk…
Leaves, wood debris, bird nests clog gutters. This obstruction can lead to water leaking into the walls with moisture in the house.
A working chimney must be chimneyd every year or depending on its use. In addition, the duct is an important source of energy loss, so it is advisable to seal it. Use a professional chimney sweeping company for quality and efficient work.
Taps and pipes
During the winter, outdoor faucets can freeze and burst. It is advisable to drain the taps and turn off the water supply. Protect your faucets and pipes with an insulating protective cover. A leak in the plumbing causes moisture into the wall.
Do you want to save energy, reduce heating consumption and have optimal comfort at home? The solution is caulking!
The company Calfeutrage Elite intervenes on condominiums, detached houses, industrial and commercial centers, shops… Ask our technical department for a free caulking quote.
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