The most common questions
- Why chooseelite calfing compagny?
- Is the business insured?
- Are caulkers insured or covered by the CSST?
- Do you have a licence with the 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 present at the estimate?
- Do you provide written quotes?
- 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 that are 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?
Are you repairing the masonry?
Our specialized contractor license allows us to carry out minor non-structural repairs, but we prefer that this work be entrusted to a masonry contractor especially when the degradation of the mortar occurs on a recurring basis.
During the caulking work,we have the opportunity to inspect almost the entire envelope of the building. We always take this opportunity to report you, photos in support, all places in need of special attention.
Should mortar seals be sealed in the lightening of doors and windows?
The light is the lower part of the wall on which the base of the window or the door sill rests. When visible, it is usually made of stone, concrete or brick.
It is sometimes non-visible and hidden behind the coating such as aluminum, PVC or acrylic.
Depending on the width of the opening, it may have one (1) to several mortar joints. Over time, the mortar degrades and can become a major source of water infiltration and cause significant damage to the interior of your building, especially if the light is brick and has several joints.
It is strongly recommended that a mason be given the repair of the joints before re-caulking. Mortar joints can also be covered with sealants to temporarily limit the risk of damage, but this solution offers no guarantees in the medium and long term.
The fastest and least expensive alternative is to cover the lighters with aluminum at the same time as the new caulkingwill be redone. It is a simple, economical and sustainable technique whose end result can easily be harmonised with the entire building. However, it is not 100% recommended because water seeping in can create weaknesses in the mortar and degrade it without anyone noticing.
Do you repair elements of the roof?
Our license as a specialized contractor does not allow us to carry out repairs on the roof and, like the masonry, we prefer that this work be entrusted to a roofing contractor.
On the other hand, we can include in the caulking, the repair of all the joints of the aluminum siding on the roof.
When caulking your windows,we have the opportunity to inspect almost the entire envelope of the building.
We always take this opportunity to point out, photos in support, of all places in need of special attention.