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Caulk


Long considered a carpenter's best friend for it's ability to hide inaccurate cuts, caulk plays a crucial role in protecting the exterior of a house. The primary purpose of caulk is to provide a water and weather proof barrier.

To maintain this barrier, caulk should have several key properties: flexibility, adhesion, and "memory".

Temperature, moisture, and building settling can cause movement in the various components of the structure. Flexibility is important for maintaining the seal during the expansion caused by this movement.

Equally important, the caulk must . remember. its original shape and return to it when the gap contracts.

As with paint, caulks and sealants can be formulated for specific purposes. For example, silicone sealants provide the best adhesion and flexibility; however, they are not paintable, rendering them inappropriate for most applications.

Siliconized acrylic caulks, on the other hand, have a small amount of silicone. The silicone gives the acrylic caulk superior adhesion and flexibility, yet the caulk is paintable.

Siliconized acrylic caulks are the best all-purpose sealant. In addition, siliconized acrylic caulks can be cleaned up with water, making them easier to apply and achieve a smooth finish.

While caulk is usually used to seal all exterior joints, caulking certain types of joints can actually cause more problems than it will prevent. Certain types of siding, for example, are designed to allow air movement between overlapping pieces.

Sealing this gap can trap moisture behind the siding, leading to peeling paint, mildewed insulation, and similar problems.

 

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Our Company provides professional interior and exterior painting services throughout Volusia County, including the following communities:

Plantation Bay, Tymber Creek, Saddlers Run, Deer Ridge, Briargate, Hunter's Ridge, Shadow Crossing, Chelsford Heights, Breakaway Trails, Carriage Creek, Pine Creek Estates, Fairwinds Estate, Southern Pines, Pelican Bay, Town Part, Willow Run, Taylor Woods, Cypress Head, Waters Edge, Venetian Bay, Shadow Pines Estate, The Groves, Sweetwater Hills, The Landings, Spruce Creek Fly-in, Island Estates, Hammock Dunes, and surrounding areas.

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