Caulking a condominium is a maintenance point that you should think about most often. When you acquire newly or already live in a condominium, you should keep in mind that real estate is a substantial and profitable investment. For example, you can decide to sell it, but if it is in poor condition, you risk reselling your property at a lower price than normal. This is one of the reasons why it is wiser to caulk your condo on a regular basis to keep your property in good condition.
The advantages of caulking your condo
First of all, let’s make it clear that one thing is to caulk your building and the other thing is to find an effective team of professionals. To this end, if you want to redo the exterior sealants of your condominium, we are the reference in Greater Montreal that will provide you with a quality and efficient service at a reasonable price. In fact, when you frequently caulk your condo several advantages result.
The impermeability of caulking
The sealant used for caulking is waterproof. The latter makes it possible to seal all the external faults around your windows, your doors, etc. In addition to this, it also seals all openings and cracks in the enclosure of your home. Whether around the lever, your bathtub, kitchen or shower, everything is sealed. The sealant also serves as a tool to prevent possible water leaks both inside and outside water infiltration.
Energy efficiency reduction
With condominium caulking, you are more likely to significantly reduce your energy consumption. It is also possible to limit the utility bill by sealing all the spaces that allow drafts to infiltrate your condominium. For example, when in your condo you have common areas, caulking will allow all co-owners to benefit from savings on the cost of the energy bill of their unit as well as the common areas.
Optimizing the value of your building
When you present a building that is regularly maintained, there is little chance that you will not make a profitable sale. In other words, a condo that benefits from professional caulking is, not only, maintained in good condition, but it also increases the value of it in the real estate market. To go further, effective caulking of windows, doors, sockets and cladding contributes to the improvement of the building’s façade.
Return on investment
The cost of caulking is so low compared to the thousand dollars that you will save by making your condominium waterproof and more waterproof. In other words, you invest a relatively small amount to save a large amount on repair bills.
The disadvantages of non-caulking your condo
It is clear that the more years pass, the more expenses for repair or maintenance with regard to water infiltration and plumbing become enormous. Generally, it is the rise in humidity that is the most alarming problem you have to face. In addition to being a danger to your health, mold becomes embedded without being invited into your home to alter your environment. You will be able to recognize them on your walls, the ceiling or with your sense of smell, you can detect their presence.
In addition to bathtub overflows, faucet leaks or pipe problems, the appearance of mold can be caused by poorly performed caulking. Although new constructions are more or less immune to this kind of situation, old ones are not. This is due to compliance with insulation standards, as these are better applied nowadays by contractors. When you do not carry out regular maintenance of your condo, you will find that outdated caulking will tend to peel off and dry out.
These are the reasons why it is important to regularly replace sealants. This allows you to guarantee a good seal so that the caulking of your condo is effective.
Why is caulking so important?
In the building code in force in Quebec, it is provided that the processes or techniques used for the construction of the façade of the building make the construction impervious to air and water infiltration. Indeed, caulking is during the construction of a building one of the last steps that must optimize this waterproofing effort in all its details. Clearly, this is the only way to proceed to the correct sealing of the contours of the doors and windows without forgetting the junctions of the different facings.
Why call on our know-how?
To successfully caulk a building, it requires surgical precision in the installation of caulking joints. Caulking must be done in strict compliance with appropriate techniques so that the caulking products can last over time. This is indeed the reason why our team is the best in Greater Montreal.
Calfeutrage-Élite is indeed a company specialized in the field of caulking renovation of windows and doors. We are the reference company. Do not hesitate to contact us to benefit from a quality and efficient service, and this, at a lower cost.