As window installation experts, we know how to best caulk windows. It takes skill, patience, and the right tools, and it provides the perfect seal to your window when done right.
From what it is to do's and don'ts, our team is here to walk you through the process.
Window caulking is one of the last steps in window installation. Caulk can seal up panes, trim, and sills, and although it can be a messy job, it is necessary. A good caulk job will protect your windows from moisture, extreme temperatures, and even air leaks.
In a climate like Ottawa, caulk is essential for any window installation. We have cold winters and scorching hot summers, so creating an airtight seal that will limit energy transfer and temperature swings is an essential part of the job.
There are a few major do's and don'ts of the trade when it comes to caulking.
When it comes to how to caulk a basement window or any window in general, the prep is the first and possibly one of the most critical steps.
We understand caulking may appear to be a simple process, but a professional will always have that extra touch to ensure everything is done right. It might be time to call the experts at Canadian Choice Windows and Doors to ensure you get the perfect finish every time.
It will depend on what you are doing. If you are looking to complete caulking around windows with vinyl siding, you will need an exterior caulk that will be waterproof. If you are looking to caulk inside, an interior caulk will do the trick.
Yes, you will want to caulk both the interior and exterior of the window. Caulk allows for a seal to develop that will not allow air or heat to escape through your window, so a proper caulk will go a long way. However, we should note that you will need to use an interior caulk on the inside of a window.
There are many great options when it comes to caulking. If you are unsure what the best caulking is, give our team a call, and we can certainly help out - or, if you prefer, head down to your local hardware store and ask one of the experts. We suggest using silicone caulk to better stand up to our climate than a latex-based caulk.
Julia Gurevich is a versatile content writer with a passion for delivering captivating narratives through a diverse and attentive approach. Her eye for detail helps her craft content that resonates with audiences across varied home improvement industries, capturing the perfect balance between information and entertainment. As a content coordinator, Julia takes pride in delivering content that leaves a lasting impact through her ability to navigate seamless content strategies and collaborative projects between teams. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Toronto’s cultural landscape, visiting local parks, and getting to know members of the community through events and activities.
Transform your home from ordinary to extraordinary with our new coloured and non-glare textured finishes. Available in a wide array of colours as well as custom matched colours for your very own personalized design.