Exterior Caulking – Windows and Doors

Exterior Caulking – Windows and Doors

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Caulking seals up any gaps or cracks between the wall and your windows or doors. Small cracks can appear from weather or even just the house settling. Many Northern Kentucky & Cincinnati homes are old and need preventative maintenance. These cracks might start small, but they can cause big problems. Sealing your windows and doors prevents water from penetrating into the walls or the inside of the house. Proper caulking prevents moisture build-up and mold.

Keep Your Money In
Repairing water damage from storms and floods is one of our most common calls at NkyPro Painting. Professionally caulked and sealed windows and doors can prevents or reduce the impact of leaks, saving you money on costly repairs.
Caulking can also help lower your heating and cooling costs. You don’t have to keep your air conditioner working overtime in the summer if proper caulking is done your can keep that cool air inside where it belongs.
Caulking can protect your overall investment and extend the life of your home.
Look Great
You always want your home looking great. Punch up your curb appeal and your home’s external appearance by repairing and replacing your existing caulking.

Where can we use caulking?
Caulking is most commonly applied around windows and door, but it can also be used to finish and seal other parts of the exterior of your home like:
Concrete slabs

Roof flashing
Aluminum siding and trim
Vinyl siding and trim
How do we caulk?
There are several types of caulking on the market, and we recommend only using the best. We have Mono, Dymeric, Dap, and Dow Corning all are quality caulking brands that we use, depending on the circumstance and budget. There are several different levels of caulking. What we recommend always depends on your needs and budget. We want our customers to get their satisfaction.
Here are the two most popular means of applying exterior caulking:
Option 1:
We completely remove the existing caulking, insulate, and then re-caulk the entire window or door.
This means scraping and chiseling out existing caulking, then filling the gap with foam insulation. To finish, we need to run a new bead of high quality industrial caulking across the gap to seal the entire area.
This is more expensive, but at the same time is the most thorough method of external caulking.
Option 2:
We simply fill in all the existing gaps with high-quality Dap or Mono caulking.
We get rid of loose debris before we proceed, but if the caulking is old, weak, and brittle it is always better to remove it before applying new caulk.
This is the less expensive option, and we always recommend going with option 1 because it provides a better seal. However, if you’re worried about your budget, some of this method works just as well.
Give us a call today at 859-412-1510 or email us at info@nkypro.com and we will be happy to discuss with you your caulking needs. We can give you a FREE quote for your project