Caulking doors and windows significantly reduces the heating bill. In addition to the undeniable savings that can be made, caulking is also a good operation for the preservation of the environment. Thermal insulation is optimal, which limits greenhouse gas emissions and energy losses.
But companies specializing in caulking go even further in their ecological approach. Technicians are increasingly using products that do not emit harmful substances or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are present in synthetic agents, cleaning products, solvents…
The technical constraints of caulking
Caulking products are placed outside the building, so climate is a key point to consider. In Quebec, temperatures can drop very low (up to -40 degrees) and rise quite high in the summer.
The materials are therefore subject to bad weather, cold, frost or, on the contrary, UV rays. The elasticity of the products allows for dilation or contraction depending on the change in temperatures.
A bad caulking will not withstand the vagaries of the weather for long!
Over time, professionals have also found that conventional caulking sealants, such as thermoplastic sealants, are more prone to cracking and shrinking.
They can lose 30-40% of their volume when they are matured after laying, creating significant tension on surfaces. This loss of elasticity can then result in a detachment of the material or surface cracks that break thesealing of the caulking.
And above all, another point is to be made: these products contain a high rate of solvents. These fumes are not good for the environment as well as for craftsmen who work all day with these toxic substances.
Sustainable and environmentally friendly outdoor caulking
The solvent-free sealing such as The Adbond 009 from Quebec manufacturer Dutab is not only beneficial to the planet but this technique also offers many advantages. Solvent-free sealants:
- Offer great resistance over time
- Support bad weather and outdoor humidity
- Do not emit VOCs or substances harmful to the environment
- Do not exhale any unpleasant odour
- Do not release vapors that are toxic to users
- Can be painted in a wide color and unprepared
- Resist the different temperature variations very frequent in Quebec
- Are not prone to mould and do not promote the proliferation of insects
This sealant has also obtained the Canadian ecoLogo certification.
Solvent-free caulking products are used to insulate windows and doors. But they can also be used to caulk bathtubs, showers or sinks in homes.
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