Household Uses for Silicone Caulk

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Silicone caulk can be put to a variety of uses in your home. It’s a good idea to have some spare caulk around to tackle any necessary repairs. Here are five areas where you can put silicone caulk to good use.

Walls

Caulk is perfect for quick fixes to small areas of your interior and exterior walls. Use it to fill gaps in bricks or cement, repair cracks, or fix small holes left by nails and screws. Caulk is ideal for these projects because it won’t shrink or crack while forming to the area and is inexpensive.

 Attic

You can minimize the energy loss through your attic with properly fitting insulation, but you also need to use caulk to seal up any remaining gaps. This provides protection against energy loss and prevents insects from getting into your home from the attic.

 Floors

Caulking floors is another way to save energy loss.  For bare wood floors, try to match the color of the caulk with the wood because caulk can’t be stained or painted. Inspect for any gaps   between floorboards as well as gaps between the floorboards and the floor. For concrete floors, you won’t need to concern yourself with the color of the caulk if it will be covered by carpet or tile.

Windows

After replacing your windows, seal up the edges with silicone caulk. You may not visibly be able to see any obvious gaps, but without this additional seal, air may still be able to get in. Even if you’re not installing new windows, caulking old windows could result in significant savings on your energy bill.

 Water Seal

Silicone caulk is the best material to use anywhere you need to keep water in or out.  It creates a water tight seal around sinks and bathtubs.  Use it to caulk around shower stalls and tiles to prevent water from leaking out or damaging the grout or drywall.

Using silicone caulk around the house can save you from costly repairs.  Call Taychem Industries to learn more.

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