Though it may not seem like it, eventually everyone has to deal with a dried and cracked seal on their home. These symptoms can appear at any time anywhere in your home, inside or out.
There are several other pitfalls that a homeowner should avoid. Caulk eventually fails and that means water getting where it shouldn’t causing expensive water damage (to not mention money) or energy loss (also very expensive). Air can easily move in and out of your home due to the access directly above your house, etc.
When you are doing caulking and this is an exterior, don’t be lax when it comes to the glass doors. Also, don’t be lax when it comes to laying and sticking down those new sealant beads. The below mentioned are a few common mistakes that should be avoided while caulking.
- Cut it right:
- Consider the gaps:
- Stay Patient:
- Don’t forget the final stage:
Finishing is the last common pitfall. Then you bring out of the tube the most uniformly, perfect bead. Looks amazing, you have to be done, okay? False. Don’t miss the last crucial step: Tooling. Here’s no language fooling you. Most of the time a fingertip, some water to dip in it and some paper towels are the only additional caulking tools required. Smoothing the bead with a light, steady fingertip pressure (or an ice cube or an external metal spoon) does two things – it presses the caulk tightly against all surfaces, producing a clean, clean look and feel.
Not many are aware of these common mistakes while renovating their houses and doing it yourself is going to be a huge task. Contact us; Apex Caulking Melbourne’s best caulking services, to have a complete craftsmanship finish.