7 November 2019,
Caulking is a minor renovation project that delivers HUGE results.
Whether you need new caulking or re-caulking, count on caulking experts in Toronto to get the job done.
Caulking professionals can work in every area of your home such as:
- Interior and exterior
It is a good idea to check your caulking to make sure that spaces are tightly sealed.
Proper caulking makes your home more energy-efficient, saving you a lot of money on energy bills in the long run.
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Benefits of Professional Caulking: Huge Savings, Increased Comfort
Professional caulking services will help you make your home or office more comfortable and efficient to live in and work.
By using the right products and methods of application, our partner caulking experts make sure that your results last for many years to protect your home.
Caulking waterproofs the joints and fixtures in your home to prevent water from seeping in crevices or cracks that could result in damage to the cabinets, floors, walls, etc.
Water damage is costly.
Proper caulking guarantees that countertops, toilets, and sinks are sealed.
Protection for the home
A house that is caulked properly is protected from unwanted insects or critters and dirt that could enter your living space.
Caulking can also protect your house from mold, mildew, and rot.
Parts of the house can have drafts, allow hot and cold air in if doors and windows are not well caulked.
Doors and windows are susceptible to energy loss.
If hot or cold air escapes your home, the HVAC system has to work harder and use more energy to maintain the home’s temperature.
Natural Resources Canada has a comprehensive online document that covers ways of keeping the heat in your house.
Where to caulk your house: Check if your house is protected
Your house needs caulking in the following areas:
|Top of windows and the siding
||Areas where the structure meets the foundation
|Between doors and siding
||In pipes and wires penetrating a ceiling
|Joints of door frames and siding
||Between the porch and the main house
|Between the window sills and siding
||Areas where walls meet the eaves (with a heated attic)
|In the corners formed by the siding
||When masonry or a chimney meets the siding
Professional caulking contractors use high-quality caulking compounds (silicone and latex) for reliable and long-lasting results.
Caulking the interior seals your home against drafts and stops water intrusion from plumbing fixtures.
Exterior caulking seals exterior openings so that water and air don’t enter the home.
The interior must be caulked properly before exterior caulking is done to make sure that warm or moist air is not trapped and prevent wall damage.
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Exterior Caulking: Importance and benefits for your home
It may surprise you to know that a professional caulking project delivers a multitude of benefits to your home.
Exterior caulking of gaps and cracks will:
✓ Prevent water and moisture from entering
✓ Prevent mold and rot formation
✓ Keep away pests from your home
✓ Increase the energy efficiency of the home
✓ Increase the waterproofing benefits of the home’s exterior
✓ Give the exterior of the house a more polished appearance
Exterior cracks or gaps are visible but an inspection can often reveal more spaces on brick, glass, wood, and metal that are not so obvious.
Professional contractors can do a thorough inspection to find all the fractures in your building and seal effectively for more protection and increase your family’s comfort.
Your home is your most important investment.
While caulking won’t significantly increase the aesthetic value of your house, it will contribute to its overall efficiency and value.
Don’t hesitate to protect the inside and outside of your house from the elements.
Contact the best caulking contractor in our network today to get an accurate price and recommendations that are tailored to your home’s needs.
Misconceptions about caulking every homeowner should know
Caulking is not a complicated or big project and it is all about sealing a home properly.
Windows, sinks, pipes, and other fixtures can have gaps that allow water to penetrate or cold and hot air to escape.
Many homeowners are unaware of the importance that proper caulking plays in protecting their homes.
When renovating or doing maintenance, they can easily neglect the importance of caulking.
Professional caulking offers many benefits such as ensuring that your house is protected from weather damage and increasing the efficiency of the HVAC system.
In turn, you save money from energy bills and make your home more efficient.
Below are misconceptions about caulking that every homeowner should know.
#1: Caulking is not waterproof.
Caulk gets washed away by water and may need to be replaced every few months.
Many homeowners forego using caulk in areas exposed to water such as in sealing pipes and in bathrooms.
Unfortunately, this can cause moisture damage, including mildew and mold.
For this reason, it is important to use caulk and the silicone caulk is very effective because it is waterproof.
See our guide for small and large bathrooms to save if you live in Toronto.
#2: Caulk can be applied right away.
The surface area must be prepared well before applying the caulk.
Prepping will make sure that the caulk seals the area properly.
Caulking can be time-consuming and while it seems like an easy procedure, it can result in bubbling or cracking when not properly applied.
#3: Caulk looks ugly.
Caulk is certainly effective and few will disagree that it does not have any aesthetic value.
Nevertheless, don’t overlook the benefits offered by caulking.
If you are using regular caulk, keep in mind that applying paint over it can negatively affect its durability.
A professional contractor is knowledgeable about how to improve the appearance of caulk using products that are meant to be used with paint.
Today, caulk is available in a wide variety of colors to match the design of your home.
#4: Caulk is easy to DIY.
Some people think that it is easy to DIY caulking.
It looks pretty simple.
Well, it may be simple in theory but quite difficult in practice.
You will need special tools to apply caulk and adequate knowledge in the application process to do it right.
It is also time-consuming and tedious.
For these reasons, it is better to choose to hire a caulking professional to get the job done.
Professionals know the right caulking materials to use for your needs and will ensure that the caulk sets correctly for long-lasting results.
Thus, you can save time and money.
#5: Caulking can be done anytime and anywhere.
In general, caulk can be applied in all areas but you need to consider the temperature, too.
When the weather is hot, surface areas may expand so after application and the area contracts, the caulk will shrink.
This could result in cracks in the seal.
When the weather is cold, the area could shrink.
It is also not advisable to apply caulk when it is raining as the caulk could get washed away.
Professionals know when and where to apply caulk for the best results.
These experts will evaluate the interior and exterior of your home or building to recommend the proper caulking and weatherproofing solutions for you.
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How Caulking Contractors get the job done: The Process of Caulking your home
A good caulking job needs skills, precision, and patience.
The process of professional caulking includes:
- Sanding and scraping thoroughly
- Remove old caulk
- Brushing of gaps
- Cleaning thoroughly with a special cleaner
- Application of a primer
- Use of the correct caulk for the exterior or interior
Caulking contractors use special techniques and tools to deliver a high-quality caulking job for the interior and exterior of the home.
Frequently asked questions about caulking services
To help you with your caulking questions, here are the 9 most frequently asked questions in caulking:
How long does caulking last?
Professionally applied caulk (silicone brands) can last 15 to 20 years.
Urethane caulking lasts 10 years.
It really depends on the type of materials that are bonding and the quality of application.
How can you tell if caulking needs to be replaced?
Cracks, splits, and gaps around doors and windows indicate the need for caulking to be re-done.
The top of the window frames and doors are very common followed by sides.
If you observe a draft during winter, this also tells you that the caulking sealant is no longer in a good condition.
What color is best for the caulk?
The color should match the frame. In some cases, it can be based on the color of the wall.
A professional caulk contractor will recommend the best color suitable to your home.
Is it necessary to remove the old caulk?
The old caulk must be removed because a clean surface is critical to proper sealing.
Bonding on the edges will be inadequate because the old caulk is dirty.
Do contractors give a warranty for their caulking service?
Yes, reputable contractors will provide a warranty for the job because they stand by the quality of their work.
In case of failed caulk, the replacement of the seal is free of charge.
How does caulking help me save on my energy bills?
The cracks and gaps in an average home combined can be the size of a football.
Imagine how much heat or cool air escape from this hole which doubles the work of your HVAC system and increases your electricity bill.
Professional caulking will make sure you doors and windows are sealed properly to reduce heat loss.
What is the price for caulking a home?
Prices for caulking vary from one home to the next.
There are different costs for glazing, re-caulking, or new caulking.
Some of the factors that affect the price would be the size of the joints, materials to be removed, etc.
The best way to obtain the price for caulking is to request multiple quotes online from reputable contractors in our network.
Why is it important to replace failed caulking?
Failed caulking results in increased heating and cooling costs because the exterior and interior of your house is not effectively sealed.
This can give rise to a variety of problems including mold, mildew, rot, insects entering the house, and dust and dirt.
How often do we need to replace caulk?
It is best to check the condition of the caulk every year.
On average, caulk may need replacement every 5 years, depending on the quality of the caulk.
What to look for in a caulking contractor
Your choice of the caulking company to hire is important to make sure you get the best results for the best price.
When comparing caulking contractors, here are the important criteria to consider:
It is important to verify if the contractor has liability insurance and covered under WSIB.
Reputable contractors are licensed to operate in Toronto and employ only qualified and trained employees that have undergone a background check.
Reputable contractors will always provide a warranty for their workmanship.
You can ask for references from the company’s most recent customers to verify the quality of their services and work standards.
A company with many years of experience serving Toronto customers indicates stability and reliability.
Choose a contractor that does not cut corners and uses only high-quality materials with a warranty to get the best value for your money and get peace of mind.
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