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Caulking: The Basics – By Clyde Reid

Publication date:
April 2, 2023
Article Summary: 

The blog post titled "Caulking: The Basics" on the ArmourCo Condos website provides an overview of caulking and its importance in building maintenance. The article explains that caulking is a sealing material used to fill gaps and joints in various areas of a building, such as windows, doors, and other exterior elements. It highlights the role of caulking in preventing water intrusion, air leakage, and energy loss, which can lead to potential damage and decreased energy efficiency. The post discusses different types of caulking materials, including silicone, acrylic, and polyurethane, and their respective properties and applications. It also provides guidance on how to properly prepare surfaces, apply caulking, and ensure a durable and effective seal. The article emphasizes the importance of regular inspection and maintenance of caulking to address any signs of deterioration or failure. It concludes by encouraging residents and property managers to prioritize caulking as part of their building maintenance efforts to protect against moisture-related issues and maintain the overall integrity of the structure.


ArmourCo Condos, Blog, Caulking, Building maintenance, Sealing, Gaps, Joints, Water intrusion, Air leakage, Energy loss, Damage prevention, Energy efficiency, Silicone, Acrylic, Polyurethane, Surface preparation, Application, Inspection, Maintenance, Moisture-related issues, Building integrity, Property managers.

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Caulking: The Basics – By Clyde Reid
April 2, 2023
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