Caulking seals, protects and reduces energy loss
Caulk is a great home improvement product that is commonly used to seal cracks and gaps that are present in your home. Caulking is the process of sealing cracks, joints and seams in order to insulate and weatherproof your home. Allbrite offers commercial and residential cleaning, repair and maintenance services in Brentwood TN, Franklin TN, Hendersonville TN, Huntsville AL, Murfreesboro TN and Nashville TN. Caulking is often required during routine repair and maintenance tasks in and around a building or home.
Caulking waterproofs your home by closing cracks and insulating joints and seals. It also adds aesthetic value by hiding unsightly cracks and gaps. After caulking counters and cabinets appear as if they are a natural extension of the walls they are attached to.
There are many places in your home where cracks and gaps can result in leaks. These cracks and gaps also result in air flow that affects the heating or cooling of your home and results in a net energy loss that costs you more in utility bills. In addition, cracks and gaps present entry and exit gates for insects and other pests.
Common areas that usually require caulking include attic floors, windows, doors, cabinets, chimneys, flutes, joints, air vents, ducts, wall penetrations, sinks and faucets. Caulking these areas helps keep air, water and pests out whilst improving the appearance of your home.
There are different types of caulk and the right one for a specific application depends on the polymers used to make the caulk in the first place. Common bases include latex, silicone, rubber and polyurethane. Each of these polymers has specific characteristics for example silicone is waterproof and flexible.
A company that specializes in building repairs and maintenance will know which type of caulk is best suited for a specific application. Proper caulking will seal your home, reduce energy loss and improve appearance and aesthetics.