Condo building caulking plays a crucial role in maintaining the structural integrity, construction materials and aesthetic appeal of properties, particularly on the South Shore of Montreal and in Montreal itself. Calfeutrage Apex, a reputable service provider in this region, takes pride in offering high quality solutions for condo buildings caulking and exterior sealing. We work closely with building managers and boards, and provide education about the role of caulking and its necessity to the well-being of a building.
We work to the highest standards of the construction industry and we follow all of the following steps when replacing the caulking of a building.
Calfeutrage Apex provides caulking services for condo buildings in Montreal and the South Shore of Montreal.
In Montreal, Calfeutrage Apex specializes in the replacement and application of sealants for new constructions, as well as the replacement of existing caulking on older buildings. Our services for commercial and condo buildings include:
- Caulking building expansion joints
- Caulkin building window and doors
- Caulking building balcony joints
- Caulking building siding
- Caulking building mortar joints of door and window sills
- Caulking building electrical and air accessories
- Caulking of water dircting elements such as fascias, flashing etc.
- Caulking of building window thermo joints.
Contrary to common belief, caulking is not exclusively reserved for doors and windows. To safeguard your structure against water, air, and rodent intrusion, all openings between joints should be sealed with a high-quality, flexible sealant capable of withstanding the drastic effects of extreme weather temperatures, building movement, UV rays, dust, and the passage of time. Caulking is a very important part of weatherproofing your condo building in Montreal and the south shore.
Exterior caulking joints are often ignored or forgotten about despite their importance and critical contribution to a watertight building envelope. The reason for that may simply be: out of sight, out of mind. This is especially true for high-rise condominiums, where much of the sealant is not visible from the ground.
Replacing exterior sealants on condo buildings before they fail is one of the most important contributors to maintaining a healthy building envelope.
Making sure that a condominium’s exterior is properly sealed and weatherproof is critical, or else it could be vulnerable to various problems.
High-rise condo building caulking and commercial building caulking are areas where Calfeutrage Apex has demonstrated expertise
Calfeutrage Apex understands the unique challenges associated with tall structures and commercial properties, and our skilled technicians are equipped to handle complex caulking tasks. One of the standout features of Calfeutrage Apex is the use of ultramodern equipment, including a variety of ultra-light boomlifts. These specialized boomlifts can be used on underground garages with weight limits, showcasing the company’s commitment to safety and efficiency in their operations.
Our track boomlift machines are carefully selected based on the client’s landscaping to minimize damage to the terrain while ensuring the successful completion of 100% of the project
We have the equipment required for caulking a condominium project
A Calfeutrage Apex estimator visits your property upon your request for a free quote. The caulking estimator thoroughly assesses the structure, taking measurements of every item that requires sealing. During the visit, the estimator also considers the landscaping and terrain to determine if the caulking project necessitates a Boomlift, and, if so, identifies the ideal or necessary type of machine based on the terrain’s limitations or challenges.
Typically, a condominium higher than 2 levels may requires the use of a Boom-lift.
Avoid Water leaks within your building.
Except for fire, nothing is more damaging to residential buildings and the property of their occupants than leaks. Water damage can be destructive and may lead to the appearance of mold and rot and all associated health complications resulting from living in a mold contaminated environment.
Window caulking, a specialized service offered by Calfeutrage Apex, focuses on enhancing energy efficiency, preventing water infiltration, and improving the overall insulation of the property. It is vital for condo and apartment buildings to ensure that their structure is as waterproof as possible and that any gaps or cracks in the building’s envelope are treated seriously and professionally.
High electric bills and insect infestation
Poor and detreating caulking may increase the cost of your electric bills. Gaps and cracks in the caulking of your doors and windows will allow in cold drafts of air that result in heat loss in winter and cool loss in summer. It also leaves an opening for insects and small rodents, to intrude into your condo and apartment building.
How do I know when to replace caulking on a condo building?
- Look at the south side of your building, this is where your condos are most exposed to the sun and where the caulking will suffer more deterioration. If you notice gaps and cracks, the caulking has to be redone.
- Do you feel cold / hot drafts coming from your doors or windows?
- Do you notice the appearance of spider webs outside your windows during fall? That may be a sign of heat loss that attracts spiders to build their webs near a heat source.
- Water and moisture coming in through your windows.
- Poke the caulking joint with a pen or your finger. A good caulking joint should be flexible and bounce back. If the caulking joint is hard and dry, it needs to be replaced.
- Determine when the last time the condo building was caulked. If past the 12 to 20-year mark, water leaks, wood rot, or other damage may have already begun to occur.
- Determine the type of sealant currently in use on site. Inferior products may mean a shorter life cycle.
Calfeutrage Apex: a service tailored to condos and apartment buildings
We use superior quality caulking products
Calfeutrage Apex excels in providing comprehensive solutions, utilizing industry-leading products such as Dowsil and Adseal to guarantee the highest quality results. Our commercial-grade silicon based caulking, offer durability, flexibility, and aesthetics. Follow this link to learn about the differences between silicone sealants to other types of sealants.
Our detailed quote rules out unpleasant surprises
After gathering all measurements, matching caulking shades (Calfeutrage Apex has 90 shades of caulking for your choice), and asserting the need for a lift, Calfeutrage Apex will send you a detailed quote. The quote will include all parts of your building that requires caulking, their sizes, prices and custom color matching.
We are more aesthetic.
Calfeutrage Apex specializes in caulking condo buildings in montreal and the south shore , distinguishing itself through the meticulous attention to aesthetics and the quality of caulking joints. We understand the importance of not only functional caulking but also the impact it has on the overall appearance of the property.
A meticulously applied and precisely shaped caulking joint can significantly enhance the overall aesthetics of your privet portion patio, balcony floor, and patio door, as well as the shared spaces in your co-ownership building. When the caulking around the building’s lobby entrance door or patio door deteriorates, displaying signs of cracking and dryness, it not only detracts from the appearance of your entrance area or private patio but also diminishes the property’s value. Caulking has the transformative potential to convey a sense of meticulous maintenance, aesthetic appeal, and modernity, thereby improving the property’s overall value.
At Calfeutrage Apex, we recognize the paramount importance of condo building caulking replacement, but we also believe that the finish and color of the caulking joint should seamlessly blend with your existing building elements. Our commitment to precision includes ensuring an exact color match of the caulking joint to the window frame, as well as achieving a smooth finish in our sealant joints. A smooth and straight caulking joint not only enhances the visual appeal of your building elements but also plays a crucial role in creating an airtight seal, ensuring joint security.
The quality of the caulking joint’s finish relies on two key elements: the professionalism of the company executing the work and the nature of the surface to which it is applied. In cases where the surface is a brick surface with an uneven texture, the outer lip of the caulking joint may follow the texture of the surface, a factor that is 50% beyond the control of the caulker.
When it comes to caulking condo buildings, negligence costs more…
A sealant replacement project may be costly, however, repairing water damage to a condominium is far more expensive if neglected. Paying to repair water damage as well as replacing the sealant for an entire building costs more than just replacing the sealant.
When making the decision to replace the caulking, choose the right contractor that will not cut corners and guarantees thorough and impeccable work. A poorly installed caulking joint may lead to spot repairs year after year, quickly reversing any savings that may have been generated by choosing the contractor with the lowest price.
It’s important to remember that sealants might be out of sight, but they should never be out of mind.
In conclusion, Calfeutrage Apex stands out as a reliable and professional service provider for condo building caulking in the South Shore of Montreal and Montreal itself. Our expertise in building envelope and exterior sealing, and a variety of caulking services positions us as a go-to partner for property owners looking to enhance the longevity and aesthetic appeal of their buildings. With a focus on quality, aesthetics, and advanced equipment, Calfeutrage Apex continues to be a leader in the field of condo building caulking.