Caulks


Roof Repair Caulks

Caulk is a type of finishing material that is used to fill in gaps, cracks, and breaks in various surfaces. By using caulk, you can help to prevent heat loss around windows and doors, Roof Repair Caulkwater leakage around toilets and bathtubs, and cracks in your driveway and foundation. Sometimes referred to as sealant, caulk used to only be available in polyurethane and silicone forms. However, there are now a variety of different types of caulk specifically designed for a number of different home repair jobs.

Caulk is useful stuff-it can be used to decorate or repair and, at the same time, it seals and protects. It is a wonderful preventative and is easily replaced when its better days are past. Caulk is inexpensive and easy to apply relative to the damage it prevents.

Caulk is relatively inexpensive and easy to apply. Caulk serves several purposes :

  • It seals cracks which rob your home of conditioned air, making it more energy efficient.
  • Different materials expand and contract at different rates and at different temperatures. Flexible caulk can seal the cracks that result from this movement.
  • It provides a moisture barrier and seals water away from areas which could be damaged by rot or by the expansion of water as it freezes.
  • It prevents insects from crawling through cracks into your home.
  • It provides an attractive finish in corners and at the joints of unlike materials.

Types of Caulks

Many people find it overwhelming when it comes to choosing the right type of caulk for a particular job. Because there are so many different kinds of caulk on the market, the decision can be a difficult one. Here is a quick guide to help you choose the right caulk for your repair job.

Following are the different types of caulk:

Acrylic Caulk

Butyl Rubber Caulk

Polyurethane Caulk

Choosing Your Caulk

when it comes time to choosing a caulk for a particular repair job, it is important to consider a few key factors first. These factors will play an important role in helping you to decide what type of caulk to choose:

  • Indoors or Outdoors? Some caulks are designed for outdoor use, while others work better inside the home. Depending upon your job, you may need an inside or outside caulk.
  • Temperature: Consider the temperature in the place where you are going to put the caulk. Some types of caulk can withstand extreme temperatures while others can’t. This can severely affect performance.
  • Moisture Levels: Some caulks are specifically designed to be installed in high moisture areas. If you use a caulk that isn’t, it could impact on adhesion and durability.
  • Application Process: Some types of caulk are much easier to apply than others. Consider your level of caulking expertise before you run out and purchase a hard-to-apply caulk.










  • Testimonials

    • Ronald S
      Virginia Beach VA

      I ordered a gallon of Liquid Rubber last summer, and inquired if it could be spread with an adhesive applicator trowel; the sales person was not aware of this having been tried. I tried using a commercially available trowel with 4 sawtooth teeth per inch, and 0.135 inch notch depths, holding the trowel at about a 45 degree tilt.
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    • G Sorrell
      Lufkin,TX
      Diboll Lumber Operations

      Everyone was SUPER helpful and knew the product, properties and application methods well. I applied to product on the trailer in about a 2-hour period one evening. It was tricky with the application, from a novice who had not done this before.
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    • H&W Property Management

      Donna,your staff and your customer service is the reason we buy from you. You had asked us several months ago if we would write up something for your Website. We wanted to get some additional orders first before coming to conclusions.
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    • T. Basset

      We have completed the resurfacing of our commercial roof back in April and ordered a few more pails for areas where we probably did not apply it thick enough. Just wanted to share these photos with you.
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    • B & T Contracting

      You have a great product here and we will be ordering for future jobs we have. We were a bit skeptical at first but when it was fully dry it looked as if we installed a new 15,000 sq piece of sheet EPDM.
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    • Jed L
      Biloxi MS

      This will be the third time our firm has ordered. We completed a project in 05 in the fall and waited for the winter. This was actually the first winter without any leaks. Great product overall.
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