The most common questions
- Why chooseelite calfing compagny?
- Is Elite Cauldration insured?
- Are employees insured or covered by the CSST?
- Do you have a licence in force with the Quebec Building Authority (RBQ)?
- Can I have a cost estimate over the phone, and do you need to visit the premises in order to bid?
- Do we have to be there when you come to bid?
- Do you provide written submissions?
- Why is it so important to do the caulking again?
- What are the potential savings in energy costs if we do the caulking again?
- When is it possible to do the caulking again?
- How do I know if it’s time to do the caulking again?
- We plan to have new windows installed in the next 2 to 3 years, but the current caulking needs to be redone. What to do?
- What type of sealant should be used?
- Can we choose the color of the new sealant?
- Can the color of the sealant change over time?
- Are there sealants better suited to certain climatic conditions
- How can we pay for the caulking work?
- Do I have to give a deposit at the signing of the contract? If so, when?
- Do we need a permit and signage? If so, who is doing it?
- Should the work be done by employees with CCQ competency cards?
- Who can use the lifting equipment?
- Do I have to redo all the caulking joints at the same time?
- Are you repairing the masonry?
- Should mortar seals be sealed in the lightening of doors and windows?
- Do you repair elements of the roof?
Why is it so important to do the caulking again?
The Quebec building code provides that the techniques used to construct the building envelope make it impervious to air and water infiltration.
Caulking is the ultimate finishing step that must maximize this waterproofing effort in every detail. Caulking is the only way to properly seal the contours of the doors and windows as well as the junctions of the various sidings.
It must be admitted that you have probably already experienced air and water infiltration if the current state of the caulking of your building is cracked or taken off.
What are the potential savings in energy costs if we do the caulking again?
At first, you will surely reduce your energy costs if you properly seal the contours of the openings to eliminate air infiltration.
However, several factors can influence the percentage of savings such as insulation weaknesses or the effects of thermal bridges.
Some studies estimate additional energy costs at plus or minus $1.00 for each 12-inch-long slot (CMHC 2009).
Second, you will avoid major and priceless financial disasters if you eliminate any potential for water infiltration, not to mention the possible harmful effects of mould on the health of the occupants.
The various renovation grant programs
Over the years, financial assistance programs for the renovation of buildings have taken different forms and have been aimed at different audiences.
Our grant-ecoenergy and Logiréno page tries every year to take stock of these tax credits with varying rules.