Caulking Is The Best Window Insulator For Winter | Find Out Why
In April 2021, electricity rates in Quebec increased by 1.3%. In April 2022, these rates increased by 2.3% and experts predict an increase of up to 5% in April 2023. However, there is a way for homeowners to control their electricity costs, and that is to insulate their windows! With that in mind, what is...Read More
Caulking Solution: What Are the Different Types?
Improperly sealed windows, doors, and other gaps in your residential, commercial, or industrial Montreal’s South Shore property can lead to all sorts of issues. Water can infiltrate your building, causing harmful mould and mildew problems or damaged appliances and machinery. Air leaks can cause your energy bills to spike. Insects and other pests gain access,...Read More
Window Caulking vs Replacement: Which Should You Do?
Did you know that it could cost over $9000 to replace the windows in your home? Windows are the eyes of your house, but when there are a lot to replace, the cost starts to mount. Old windows can waste energy and allow for water infiltration, leaving a house feeling cold and damp. And with the snowy...Read More
HOW LONG DOES AN EXTERIOR SILICONE SEALANT LAST?
Many owners of multiplex or condo buildings know that building caulking is essential to preserve the integrity of the building materials. Caulking the windows and doors of multi-unit buildings prevents water infiltration, air drafts, and insects from entering. Regular maintenance of a building is also an important task for the owners of a house or...Read More
HOW TO MAXIMIZE THE INSULATION OF EXTERIOR WOOD DOORS
Your front door does not only gives your home a unique character but also serves many functions. It protects you from intruders, insulates you from noise and cold, and keeps insects outside rather than inside your property. While the most effective step in protecting yourself from the elements is to choose a front door with...Read More
Window Caulking: The Dos and Don’ts of Caulking Windows.
Did you know that 25% of heat loss during winter is a result of cold draughts seeping through your window frames? Professionally applied window caulking regulates cold air and moisture infiltration. Caulking is an essential part of home maintenance. It’s important to do your research before taking on this type of project by yourself. So,...Read More
Should you caulk around exterior lights,fascias and outlets?
Caulking is about much more than just doors and windows. When we talk about caulking, we immediately think of window caulking or door caulking; however, many other parts of your home’s exterior need to be properly caulked. Your protection against water, air, mould, insect and rodent infiltration requires a tightly sealed home. Caulking is the...Read More
Window caulking for winter: DIY or a caulking specialist?
Replacing your window caulking for the winter is essential! With winter ahead, we remember the cold air infiltration we felt last winter, the mice we had to chase away and the high electric bills we received. Replacing your window caulking is crucial if it has deteriorated if it was poorly done, or simply if the...Read More
How do you know if your home is well insulated?
You spend countless hours in your home, so it should be comfortable enough for you and your family. Insulating a home means good air exchange, but not that air is getting in everywhere. You deserve to be warm in winter and cool in summer. Another element that results from home insulation is the presence or...Read More
How to insulate window from cold air?
Have you ever felt the cold air drafts passing through your window frames? Cold air draft can enter through gaps and cracks around your doors and window frames. Door and Window insulation is essential to help to protect your home against water and cold air infiltration. If you intend to insulate your windows and doors...Read More
Caulking, Caulker, and sealant: Meaning and History
As soon as we take on the responsibilities of a owning home, we quickly learn the value of properly caulking our doors and windows. But have you ever stopped to think about how caulk was invented? What were its first uses? What materials were originally used for sealing? Well, your Montreal South Shore caulking experts...Read More
How to apply silicone caulk around a window with videos.
You don’t need experts to explain the importance of having well-sealed windows. You want to prevent air and water infiltration into your property and that’s exactly what caulking a window does. However, you may need some expert advice on choosing the right sealant. The team at Apex Caulking recommends using silicone sealant around your windows....Read More
Why is exterior doors insulation important?
The front door of your home is the main access to your home. It is also an opening for cold air, water infiltration, and insects. Your exterior doors must be well insulated to protect your home from the outside elements. Caulking seals the gap between the door frame and the wall or floor. How do...Read More
Which is the best sealant for your doors and windows?
Nowadays there is a wide variety of sealants available, but before choosing, you should ask yourself: what is a sealant? What is the purpose of a sealant? The professional team at Apex Caulking explains it in this article; a sealant is an elastic caulking product that bonds two materials together. For example, a sealant can join...Read More
When should you replace the exterior caulk?
No matter what grade of exterior caulk you choose to use to insulate your home, its optimal life span is not forever. Exterior caulk expands in the summer, shrinks in the winter, and adapts to the weather. It is therefore normal for it to wear out a little each year. The life span of...Read More
3 tips for caulking a window air conditioner.
Summer is fast approaching and it will soon be time to install your window air conditioners. To ensure the efficiency of your air conditioner and to keep you comfortable, simply follow these three caulking tips. Choose a latex, silicone, or hybrid sealant Caulking an air conditioning unit that is placed in a window requires the...Read More
YOUR SOUTH SHORE CAULKING SPECIALIST – CALFEUTRAGE APEX CAULKING.
Caulking service on the south shore of Montreal When it comes to scheduling maintenance work on your property, remember to include caulking around your windows, doors, and other openings to preserve the value and waterproofing of your home. The vagaries of our region’s weather can easily deteriorate your home’s construction materials and it is essential...Read More
WHY IS THERE FOG ON THE WINDOWS?
WHY DOES CONDENSATION OR FOG ON WINDOWS APPEAR IN YOUR HOME? There are many causes of foggy windows of which some are linked to the window’s quality and lifespan but also to the indoor environment. If you want to learn more about what causes on window condensation, here is a list of the 8 probable...Read More
The work of a caulker and the caulkers of Calfeutrage Apex caulking.
When you think “pro caulker”, think Calfeutrage Apex Caulking. Definition of a caulker. A caulker is a person who caulks, seals the joints of 2 surfaces. To caulk means to seal / to airtight or watertight joints or openings by using a caulking material or a sealant. Who is considered a professional caulker? A...Read More
Why caulking your condo building is financially efficient?
Condo solution: Building caulking on the south shore of Montreal When living in a condo building, door and window caulking is one of those building maintenance jobs that shouldn’t be forgotten yet, few people think of them. When it comes to costs, caulking is a comparatively small investment with a high return. In this article,...Read More
8 reasons to replace old window caulking
8 reasons to replace old window caulking There are many reasons why homeowners should inspect and replace their old door and window caulking, especially if regular inspections have not been done and the house caulking is already old and worn out. Here are 8 reasons why you should replace your window caulking without delay:...Read More
Caulking window sills: why is it important?
Caulking window sills: why is it important? In architecture, there are a large number of terms, some of which are technical, that remain unknown to the general public. Window sills, Just as important as a lintel, are window elements, which play a precise role in the comfort of a house. In particular, the caulking...Read More
The importance of interior caulking Indoor caulking joints protect your home against indoor water leaks and moisture between surfaces. If water finds its way behind or between 2 surfaces (For example kitchen counter and wall, between tiles, bathroom counters and walls, etc…),...Read More
SILICONE SEALANTS AND CAULKS, WHAT ARE THEIR ADVANTAGES?
Preventing air and water infiltration is crucial for maintaining a safe and healthy living environment, especially in cold and snowy countries such as Canada. An easy way to strengthen the barrier between your property, the outside weather and water is caulking. There are various types of caulks and sealants, however, some provide better results than...Read More
Caulking quote price and estimate to seal your property
So you have decided to have your property or home’s caulking replaced by a professional caulking company in the South Shore. The first step is to get a price quote for the work. How is an exterior caulking price quote calculated? Every business has its own method of calculating a quote, here are some of...Read More
NEGLECTING CAULKING JOINTS: WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?
Caulking makes your home waterproof and sealed to the outside elements. Unfortunately, not enough people realize the major role that caulking plays in protecting their home. Some people do not use any caulking, while others often neglect to caulk their home or forget to maintain it properly. Neglecting to seal your caulking joints will result...Read More
Caulking tools: tips and guide
Caulking tools: Tips and guide Sealing your home is a serious task that requires time, physical efforts and a good knowledge of your home materials. If you have no previous exterior caulking experience, you may have to do some research about how to caulk your windows and doors properly. This article will approach your task’s first...Read More
6 reasons to hire a caulking company on the south shore
Caulking can be a complex task as it requires time, expertise and quality products. Your home’s sealants have to be replaced every 5-10 years since the structure’s movement, and the weather elements deteriorate the sealants, causing them to peel, crack and loosen. “Since the sealing protects the building against water, air and insect infiltration, it...Read More
Can you caulk windows in the winter?
Window caulking during winter, here is what you need to know. Cold air drafts may indicate that your door or window caulking joints are due for replacement. As winter gets closer and the temperatures outside start to drop, you may feel the autumn cold air drafts entering through your windows or doors. Air leaks may...Read More
CAULKING SOUTH SHORE OF MONTREAL – DOORS AND WINDOWS
What you need to know about door and window caulking on the south shore of Montreal Whether you are the president of a condo syndicate, a business owner that wants to hire a caulking expert, or just someone that wants to do the work themselves, understanding caulking can make your task easier. In this article,...Read More
How Often Should You Inspect Your Caulking?
How Often Should You Inspect Your Caulking? Living on the south shore of Montreal means tolerating cold winters. Keeping your home well insulated and draft-proof is incredibly important. As we prepare for winter, it’s best to inspect door and window joints around your home to ensure everything is up to standard. Here at Calfeutrage Apex,...Read More
Work in caulking with Calfeutrage Apex
CAULKING JOB IN THE SOUTH SHORE OF MONTREAL Are you a caulker? Do you have a caulking experience? We are hiring professional caulkers to join our team. Calfeutrage Apex Caulking is a caulking company on the south shore of Montreal. We specialize in caulking residential, commercial, industrial and institutional structures. We work with the highest...Read More
How to install perfect window caulking in 6 steps?
How to install perfect window caulking joints in 6 steps? Hello, I am Jonathan, owner of Calfeutrage Apex, a caulking specialist on the south shore. I think you will agree with me when I say that replacing your sealant is one of THE MOST important renovations for your home. It is also one of the...Read More
Indoor commercial and industrial caulking south shore
Everything you need to know about indoor commercial and industrial caulking on the south shore Calfeutrage Apex is A caulking expert that offers its professional caulking services on the south shore of Montreal. We specialize in exterior and interior caulking of condo buildings, commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. In this article, we will explain...Read More
Firestop Caulk and sealants in the South Shore of Montreal
Firestop Caulk and sealants in the South Shore of Montreal Passive Fire stopping systems play an important role in protecting commercial, industrial, residential or institutional buildings: They can slow down or stop fire progression within a building and save lives. Calfeutrage Apex is one of the leading fire caulking companies on the south shore, and...Read More
How to Apply Caulking Around Wood Windows
Are your old windows not as airtight as they used to be, causing air to circulate around them and water to seep in? Caulking has been proven time and time again to limit these air exchanges and water infiltration, so you may have decided to take action and seal your doors and windows. Not so...Read More
Types of Caulking: Choose the Right Sealant
Do you have a caulking project in mind and are about to leave for the hardware store to buy some sealant? Don’t rush off too quickly, otherwise you may find yourself in a section full of different types of sealants, with no idea which one is best for your project. To help you make your...Read More
The Cost of Professional Caulking: A Sound Investment
As with most building renovation and maintenance work, putting a precise figure on the price of a professional caulking service is quite difficult. The size of the project, the quantity and cost of caulking products and the possible rental of equipment for working at heights are just a few examples of details that influence the...Read More
How to Easily Remove Caulking from Around Your Windows?
If you’re thinking about recaulking around your windows, you may be wondering if removing the old sealant is a must. After all, you could simply make new joints over the old ones to save time and money. Well, this isn’t such a great idea! If you want truly effective and beautiful-looking joints, you’ll want to...Read More