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Silicone Sealants: How Are They Applied in Construction?

Responsible editor: Popularity: 831 May 25,2020

People in the construction and renovation community, both in residential and commercial sectors, know that silicone can be used in many different ways. With their unique properties, silicone-based sealants can be used indoors and outdoors, regardless of the environment.


Here are some of the silicone sealant applications that can be used by both individuals and contractors.


SILICONE SEALS IN KITCHENS AND BATHROOMS


Silicone sealants are regularly used to seal the border of sinks, sinks, showers and bathtubs in a kitchen or bathroom. Some contractors are also keen to use them to apply silicone seals between counters and walls. In addition to preventing water from getting in between different surfaces, many silicone sealants prevent mold from appearing. They are also easy to clean.


Since sealants are available in a variety of colors, you can choose one that will perfectly fit the décor you want. Keep in mind, however, that silicones cannot be painted.


CAULKING WINDOWS WITH SILICONE SEALANT


Some silicones have been developed to easily adhere to a wide variety of building materials such as wood, metal and vinyl. This feature makes them particularly effective for caulking a building’s doors and windows. They therefore increase a building’s energy efficiency by preventing unwanted air exchange between the inside and the outside.


Since silicones tend to maintain their flexibility despite the passage of time and the extreme temperatures they can be subjected to, they can act as a long-term barrier against external elements.


SILICONE TO ENSURE THE EFFICIENCY OF GUTTERS


Gutters can be made from plastic or metal alloys and are used to direct rainwater or snowmelt from the roof away from your home. However, due to their permanent exposure to the elements, their performance and sealing often becomes weakened. The seals between the different sections are particularly vulnerable to wear and leakage.


Silicone sealants specifically designed for outdoor applications are best suited to restore the efficiency of gutter systems. They retain their flexibility even at low temperatures and won’t degrade despite exposure to UV rays.


SEAL CONCRETE OR OTHER MASONRY ELEMENTS


The foundations or exterior walls of a building are often covered with concrete, bricks or stones, construction materials to which few substances can adhere. Silicone sealants can overcome this problem.


They are therefore an ideal caulk for sealing items such as stove hoods, dryer outlets, outdoor faucets or air intakes that pass through masonry walls.


DEPEND ON TOP QUALITY SILICONE SEALANTS


In conclusion, it should be noted that these few uses are only a part of the various applications that silicone sealants are capable of.


No matter what your application is, Adfast brand silicone sealants offer performance and durability. To learn more about our versatile products, browse the Adfast product range online or contact our sealing experts.



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