Common Caulk and Sealant Questions
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Why use Caulk and Sealants?
Caulks and sealants provide an easy to apply, effective, durable way to fill gaps and cracks in buildings. They are a critical component to achieving efficiency in today’s building codes. Caulks and sealants prevent water, air, insects and more from entering a structure. Caulks and sealants can be matched to the type of materials used, as well as the specific application.
Where in a Building are Caulk and Sealants Normally Used?
Insulation caulk and sealants can be used anywhere in a building. They can be used to seal any types of penetrations. Some caulks and sealants have more specific applications. For example, gutter sealants are used to seal gutters and downspouts. Sill seal is used as a gasket between the sill plate and foundation wall.
In What Geographies Can Caulk and Sealants Be Used?
Caulks and sealants can be used in all geographies. However, some caulks and sealants are more sensitive to things like temperature and sunlight. For example, silicone caulk is more durable than latex caulk when exposed to extreme temperatures and UV light. Thus, it is important to consider your climate when choosing a caulk or sealant product.
Can Caulk and Sealants Be Used in Residential or Commercial Construction?
Caulks and sealants are used in both residential and commercial construction. Anywhere there are gaps or cracks that need to be filled, you can use these products. This includes in a home, a business or an industrial building. Caulks and sealants are necessary in all structures to prevent penetration by air, water, insects and more.