Should you caulk around exterior lights,fascias and outlets?
Should you caulk around exterior lights,fascias and outlets?
September 16, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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Window caulking for winter: DIY or a caulking specialist?
Window caulking for winter: DIY or a caulking specialist?
September 3, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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How do you know if your home is well insulated?
How do you know if your home is well insulated?
August 24, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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How to insulate window from cold air?
How to insulate window from cold air?
August 4, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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Caulking, Caulker, and sealant: Meaning and History 
Caulking, Caulker, and sealant: Meaning and History 
July 16, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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How to apply silicone caulk around a window with videos.
How to apply silicone caulk around a window with videos.
July 5, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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....
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Why is exterior doors insulation important?
Why is exterior doors insulation important?
June 26, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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Which is the best sealant for your doors and windows?
Which is the best sealant for your doors and windows?
June 15, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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When should you replace the exterior caulk? 
When should you replace the exterior caulk? 
June 10, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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Why and how to seal mortar joints in window and door sills.
Why and how to seal mortar joints in window and door sills.
May 29, 2021Jonathan B Malone
The sill is the masonry below the window or at the bottom of your door. It serves as a sill for the windows and allows the rain to drain away from the building. Its role is essential to ensure the water-tightness of your home and avoid problems related to water infiltration. Door sill: Work performed...
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3 tips for caulking a window air conditioner.
3 tips for caulking a window air conditioner.
May 7, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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YOUR SOUTH SHORE CAULKING SPECIALIST – CALFEUTRAGE APEX CAULKING.
YOUR SOUTH SHORE CAULKING SPECIALIST – CALFEUTRAGE APEX CAULKING.
April 30, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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WHY IS THERE FOG ON THE WINDOWS?
WHY IS THERE FOG ON THE WINDOWS?
April 2, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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The work of a caulker and the caulkers of Calfeutrage Apex caulking.
The work of a caulker and the caulkers of Calfeutrage Apex caulking.
March 22, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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Why caulking your condo building is financially efficient?
Why caulking your condo building is financially efficient?
March 19, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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,...
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8 reasons to replace old window caulking
8 reasons to replace old window caulking
March 10, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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:...
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Caulking window sills: why is it important?
Caulking window sills: why is it important?
March 2, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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INDOOR CAULKING
INDOOR CAULKING
February 24, 2021Jonathan B Malone
                         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…),...
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SILICONE SEALANTS AND CAULKS, WHAT ARE THEIR ADVANTAGES?
SILICONE SEALANTS AND CAULKS, WHAT ARE THEIR ADVANTAGES?
February 13, 2021Jonathan B Malone
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...
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LEAKING WINDOWS AND DOORS – WATER INFILTRATION PROBLEMS
LEAKING WINDOWS AND DOORS – WATER INFILTRATION PROBLEMS
February 12, 2021Jonathan B Malone
Whether through your window or door, a water leak can cause severe damage to the home. Water intrusion leads to mould growth and rot, which can damage walls and floors ceilings and cause health and structural damage. So if your house window leaks when it rains, make sure to take immediate action and stop the...
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Caulking quote price and estimate to seal your property
Caulking quote price and estimate to seal your property
December 23, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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NEGLECTING CAULKING JOINTS: WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?
NEGLECTING CAULKING JOINTS: WHAT ARE THE CONSEQUENCES?
December 19, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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Caulking tools: tips and guide
Caulking tools: tips and guide
December 18, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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6 reasons to hire a caulking company on the south shore
6 reasons to hire a caulking company on the south shore
December 12, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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Can you caulk windows in the winter?
Can you caulk windows in the winter?
December 9, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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CAULKING SOUTH SHORE OF MONTREAL – DOORS AND WINDOWS
CAULKING SOUTH SHORE OF MONTREAL – DOORS AND WINDOWS
November 27, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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,...
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How Often Should You Inspect Your Caulking?
How Often Should You Inspect Your Caulking?
November 10, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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,...
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Work in caulking with Calfeutrage Apex
Work in caulking with Calfeutrage Apex
October 30, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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How to install perfect window caulking in 6 steps?
How to install perfect window caulking in 6 steps?
October 28, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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Indoor commercial and industrial caulking south shore
Indoor commercial and industrial caulking south shore
October 20, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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Firestop Caulk and sealants in the South Shore of Montreal
Firestop Caulk and sealants in the South Shore of Montreal
October 19, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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How to Apply Caulking Around Wood Windows
How to Apply Caulking Around Wood Windows
July 17, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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Types of Caulking: Choose the Right Sealant
Types of Caulking: Choose the Right Sealant
July 17, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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The Cost of Professional Caulking: A Sound Investment
The Cost of Professional Caulking: A Sound Investment
June 25, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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How to Easily Remove Caulking from Around Your Windows?
How to Easily Remove Caulking from Around Your Windows?
June 25, 2020Jonathan B Malone
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...
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