Caulking the windows means following a few steps with rigor so that the work is efficient and lasts as long as possible. Good caulking uses professional sealing products and the installation respects the specifics of application. What happens next depends on the tooling used, how long you don’t have to count and how much you can do.
Follow elite caulking method ( 178 Houle Street, St-Eustache, Quebec J7P 2L6. Tel 514 910 ELIT (3548))
Remove old caulking joint
All the old sealant, without exception, must be removed. Elite Caulking uses a professional tool that overcomes older joints, whether they are very dry or very pressed around the window frame.
Dusting the joints
The patches of old sealing products and dust are then evacuated with a simple brush, this operation is very important, because the remaining dust would prevent, later, the new seal from adhering perfectly to the space assigned to it. This lack of grip would quickly create cracks through which the air would find its way, rendering the operation futile and ineffective.
Cleaning the caulking space
The frames of the caulked doors and windows, as well as any surfaces that will receive the new sealant, must be cleaned to remove any traces of old products. This will optimize the adhesion factor of the new caulking.
The gaps that are too wide ready to receive the sealant must be filled or filled with backer rods to adjust and control the depth of the joints in accordance with the technical specifications of the various products. Compliance with these standards, will guarantee the density of the applied product while certain that it will not sink to the bottom of the space, between the frame of the window and the siding brick or the structure of the house. By applying a dense layer in the appropriate quantities, the seal will be waterproof as well as air-tight.
Application of sealant seals
The new Caulking joints Sonneborn SP1 or Adfast (our recommendation) but also Mulco) must be applied using professional tools in accordance with the technical specifications of the different types of sealant used. Depending on the brands and recommendations, some sealants can be applied in all seasons. This does not mean that you can caulk, by all climates, all temperatures, but the cold is today much less limiting than in the past.
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