Sealants are some of the most versatile materials in the construction sector, coming in a range of materials suited for different areas of the home. From maintaining the joints of the home’s exterior to decorating the house’s interior, caulk is highly versatile and can be used in a range of applications. Additionally, many of them have great durability and flexibility and can be used with various materials. Overall, it is a versatile material for different construction projects and can solve maintenance issues in the home – both big and small. Here are three issues you can solve with caulking.
One of the biggest issues that many doors and windows have are the drafts appearing around their frames. While these may not seem like a major issue, they are a great contributor to your home’s high energy and utility costs. These drafts can cause cool air to seep out during the summer and warm air to escape during the winter, meaning you are likely to cramp up your heater or air-conditioning unit to make your home environment feel more comfortable. Overall, they are effective, tried, and true ways to enhance your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint. We recommend using polyurethane sealant for this application due to its durability and longevity, which are important factors to consider.
Caulking is also a great way to seal cracks that appear in brick, stones, and concrete in the exterior of your home over time. Additionally, it is ideal for repairing small openings and fissures in the foundation walls of your basements that could allow pests like insects and rodents to enter the home. In the long term, these pests may build colonies, nests, and habitats within the internal structures of your home and could result in severe damage to the structural integrity of the building. Using a concrete and mortar repair caulk is an excellent way to provide a textured finish that can seamlessly seal the cracks of the walls, and once it is dry, it is paintable.
Touching up The Tiles
The kitchen and bathroom are some areas that are most commonly exposed to frequent moisture. While it is natural that wall and floor tiles can come off loose due to wear and tear, this problem should be resolved as soon as possible to prevent water from seeping into the floors and causing the adhesive or bonding agents between the tiles to come undone. If left unattended, they could also be an invitation or breeding ground for mold and mildew growth that could spread to the rest of the areas and result in irreversible structural damage. Using a waterproof, durable sealant such as polyurethane or silicone provides an airtight seal that can prevent this issue from becoming more severe.
Why Choose Metrosealant?
Metrosealant has always taken pride in being a family-owned and operated business since its founding in 1989. Our family values have motivated us to extend the same kind of hospitality to our customers as well. Our team is dedicated to making your experience as pleasant and satisfying as possible – whether you shop with us in person at our locations in Washington, Baltimore, Richmond, and Virginia Beach, or via our online store.
For more information on the industrial adhesive and materials we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us today!