Caulking protects your home from the elements by sealing it off from the outside world. The importance of caulking in securing your property is often underestimated. Caulking isn’t used by everyone. Some people don’t even bother.
It will cost you more money to restore all of the damaged components if you don’t seal the caulking joints. This negligence also has a detrimental impact on the value of your home, regardless of whether it is located in South Bank or on the South Yarra.
This is why caulking your windows and doors are so important.
HIGH ELECTRIC CHARGES – AIR INFILTRATION.
Old caulking joints around your windows or front door can leak heat if they have any cracks or holes in them. Studies have shown that leaks in your home’s air conditioning system might account for 25 percent of your home’s heat loss.
Even a basketball-sized hole can be found in most residential constructions. Your heating and cooling bills will rise dramatically as a result of these openings. Condos, homes, and businesses that are properly sealed will save money on their power bills and become more energy-efficient.
EXPOSURE TO HEAT AND HUMIDITY – WATER INFILTRATION
Around windows, doors, sidings, balconies, and outside walls there are fractures and gaps that allow water to enter. When it comes to the potential for severe devastation of a structure, water intrusion is second only to fire.
As a result of water infiltration, a building’s interior and exterior parts, contents, and the health of its occupants might be harmed.
IMPACT ON HEALTH
Mold and fungi thrive in humid environments. Toxic mold can cause major health problems in youngsters and the elderly, as well as anyone with a medical condition such as asthma.
INFLUENCE ON MATERIALS
Everywhere it goes, moisture infiltrates everything it comes into contact with. Its effects include:
- Over time, coatings degrade and come off.
- The paneling, floors, and parquet rot over time.
- As the paint crumbles and peels off, it leaves behind a black residue.
- Paper soaks up water and decomposes.
- Everything in our flats, homes, and offices is subjected to more or less rapid but inevitable deterioration, whether it is furniture or other goods.
- Walls and ceilings will deteriorate.
- When water seeps through bricks, they may expand or, even worse, crack when the water freezes. Actually, the expansion of the ice puts strain on the stonework, causing it to crack and crumble as a result.
WATER INFILTRATION DOESN’T ALWAYS OCCUR.
Water seepage may not be obvious for months or even years. For this reason, microscopic joints and cracks in your window frame or wall may progressively leak water over time. Due to a lack of inspections, your building materials may decay slowly and undetectably, and mold may grow unchecked behind a wall or in your attic.
CONDO BUILDINGS NEED TO BE CAULKED.
As a result of the height of condo buildings, it is easy to overlook water infiltration, as the sealant seams are difficult to see from the ground level. More caulking maintenance is required on taller buildings because of the increased expansion and contraction. The owners are responsible for scheduling inspections every few years to verify that the building’s joints are adequately sealed and waterproof.
INSECTS & MICE IN THE HOUSE.
Insects and rodents can enter your home through openings, cracks, or holes in your property’s exterior. Caulking companies are often recommended by pest control professionals as part of the rodent- and insect-removal process.
VALUE OF YOUR RESIDENCE.
A realtor will tell you that caulking is one of the most common reasons why homes for sale fail a home inspection. However, home inspectors will not overlook faulty sealant joints.
Professional caulkers can make your building look better by applying new caulk. Caulking joints are applied flawlessly at Apex Caulking because we match the caulking colors to the door and window frames, sidings, and wall surfaces.
Your caulking should be replaced if it is old, broken or deteriorated in order to avoid irreparable harm to your structure. There are a variety of ways to inspect the joints around your doors, windows, siding, and roofs.
When it comes to caulking, many individuals believe that it’s an easy chore that they can accomplish on their own. It’s true that caulking is a simple concept in principle, but in practice it’s a difficult process to master.
Apex Caulking specializes in caulking. In addition, we caulk exterior and interior structures such as roofs, balconies, doors, windows, and expansion joints. Condominiums are among the types of structures we specialize in caulking.