Caulking helps get home ready for winter

When preparing your home for the cold months ahead, don’t let anything fall through the cracks — literally.

Caulking doors and windows to fill unwanted air and water gaps is key to keeping the indoors warm in winter, according to Top Gun® Sealants and Caulks, a line of products launching in Canada.

They are geared toward both professionals and do-it-yourselfers.

“The ideal time to caulk is well before the winter arrives,” said Mark Hembree, senior brand manager – Top Gun, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings.

“Properly sealing the seams of doors and windows is an excellent, low-cost way to stop air and moisture penetration and make sure the heated air stays in the living space to keep everyone more comfortable.”

In addition, a properly sealed home will reduce energy costs by allowing the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) system to function more efficiently, Hembree said. “An added bonus is that it will also keep rooms cooler in summer, because caulking prevents cool air from escaping through cracks.”

Hembree said that Canadians need not be afraid to undertake a caulking project themselves.

Containing PPG’s highest quality sealant and caulk formulas for adhesion, elasticity and durability, he says Top Gun products, available at Dulux Paint, are “all about making the experience easier for users, while ensuring top-notch end results on any project from filling gaps in windows, doors, walls and trim, to tubs, sinks and tiles, to siding, masonry, brick, concrete, wood and metal.”

State-of-the-art technology means the sealants and caulks that are ultra-smooth and silky, as well as simple to apply with less shrinkage, great elasticity, faster drying time and longer shelf life of up to 24 months.

With caulks and sealants available for every type of application, make sure you select the best product for your project. Be sure to read instructions carefully before using any product, noting in particular optimal weather conditions for use.

Removing dirt and dust from the joints to be filled before beginning a job. Debris from sanding must be cleaned thoroughly to enable the caulk to adhere to the joints.

- Postmedia Network (Calgary Sun)

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