A REAL CAULKING SPECIALIST HAS SEVERAL YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND LEGAL CERTIFICATES WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION FIELD.
A caulking specialist usually uniquely specializes in the application of caulking as learning the art and technique of professional caulking can take several years. A true professional of residential, industrial, commercial and condo building caulking, has all the certificates and proper construction cards , RBQ license, liability insurance, a safety and CCQ card if working on commercial and residential sites.
YOU WOULDN’T LET A PAINTER BUILD YOUR HOUSE, WOULD YOU?
Anyone can apply a caulking joint, but it doesn’t mean that they should. You are taking a big risk due to a lack of experience by allowing an unqualified person to seal your home.
NOT EVERY CONTRACTOR IS A CAULKING CONTRACTOR.
Upon inquiring about window services from siding and mason companies, you may be offered to add caulking services at a discounted price or even for free as part of an attractive package deal. It would be best to inquire about their expertise , the employees’ caulking experience, the warranty, and the products they use.
If a window company offers you free caulking as part of their service, ask how long do they guarantee the application for? Should the answer be between 1 to 3 years, the product quality is most likely inferior. A top-grade caulking product should last for ten years or more for the residential sector.
HERE ARE THE REASONS FOR HIRING A REAL CAULKING SPECIALIST FOR A CAULKING JOB
Access to commercial-grade sealants
A specialist caulking company will purchase commercial-grade sealants of high quality directly from the manufacturer.
Access to exact color matching
Specialist Caulking companies have access to a wider variety of colors and custom colors that aren’t available in the department store.
A specialist caulking company will not skip the following essential steps to replace sealant joints :
- Removal of the old caulk
- Cleaning of all surfaces
- Application of a backer rod if needed.
- Flawless Application of the caulk
- Toolling of the joints.
- Cleaning up of the property from caulking residue.
Technique and use of a pro caulking gun.
A caulking specialist knows how to caulk sealant joints properly without air bubbles or holes in the caulking bead. When an unskilled, unprofessional individual applies flawed sealant joints, your home can suffer severe water damages.
Knowledge of the caulking field and construction industry – The Dos and Don’ts of caulking.
Caulking the wrong openings :
Here at Calfeutrage Apex, too often, we find caulking mistakes that lead to severe and costly damages of a home or a building due to lack of knowledge and experience. For example, the wrongly sealed window flashings and openings, that must remain open to allow water to exit the structure.
Some openings such as flashings, weep holes and the bottom of sidings must remain open for water to evacuate the building and allow air circulation. When sealed, these openings can not allow rainwater to exit from behind the siding or away from a window and as a result, water may infiltrate the building.
Errors like that often lead to severe damages that take homeowners years to find, as water accumulates behind the walls and causes rotting and fungi that eat at the building’s materials.
Neglecting to caulk ALL openings
At calfeutrage Apex, we educate our clients about all the elements that must be caulked in order to prevent: water infiltrations, air leaks and parasite intrusions. It is wrong to think that caulking is uniquely for doors and windows. Neglecting to waterproof and airproof other openings is a mistake that can lead to damages of your home and building.
The Calfeutrage Apex inspectors give our customers an itemized list of every element that requires sealing.
A warranty, responsibility for the job.
A handyman or friend that applies the sealant joints to your home, can not guarantee his / her work. Calfeutrage Apex provides a 10-year limited warranty for its residential projects and sealant joints.
When you choose a caulking specialist like Calfeutrage Apex, you also choose to enhance your property’s value and appearance.
If the sealant joint is uneven or lumpy, it may indicate that the adhesion is not tight enough. A sealant joint has to be smoothed and tooled immediately after its application to ensure its tightness and durability.
LET THE SPECIALIST OF CALFEUTRAGE APEX SOUTH SHORE APPLY THE BEST MOST DURABLE SEALANT JOINTS
When you choose a company that specializes in the field of caulking, like Calfeutrage Apex, you can be sure that the sealant joints will be more durable and therefore long lasting.
Calfeutrage Apex is a caulking specialist that provides caulking services on the south shore of Montreal. We set a high standard for a professional application of sealant joints that last for 10 years or more, offering our customers a 10-year limited warranty.