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The Cap Bead – By Clyde Reid

Publication date:
April 12, 2023
Article Summary: 

The blog post titled "The Cap Bead" by Clyde Reid on the ArmourCo Condos website discusses the concept of the cap bead in the context of building construction and maintenance. The cap bead refers to a sealant applied to the top edge of a wall assembly, typically in condominium buildings, to protect against water infiltration and damage. The blog post emphasizes the importance of a properly installed and maintained cap bead in preserving the integrity of the building envelope and preventing costly repairs. It explains the role of the cap bead in directing water away from the building and highlights the various factors that can affect its performance, such as weathering, age, and improper installation. The article provides insights into the materials commonly used for cap beads and offers recommendations for regular inspection and maintenance to ensure their effectiveness. It concludes by emphasizing the significance of working with qualified professionals to assess, repair, or replace cap beads when necessary to maintain the long-term durability of the building.


ArmourCo Condos, Blog, The Cap Bead, Clyde Reid, Building construction, Building maintenance, Water infiltration, Building envelope, Water damage, Sealant, Wall assembly, Water management, Weathering, Age, Improper installation, Maintenance, Building integrity, Qualified professionals, Durability.

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The Cap Bead – By Clyde Reid
April 12, 2023
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