Last Updated: , Created: Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Weather Restrictions: Thermoplastic Caulking / Sealant

Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:

 

Category: Sealants (Caulking)     Product: Thermoplastic Caulking / Sealant

Temperature Limitations: Above -30 C (-22 F) and below +40 C (104 F) -- keep product above +5 C (+40 F)

Rain Limitations: Dry before, during and for 30 minutes after application.

Wind Limitations:  n/a

Humidity Limitations: n/a

Continuous Conditions: n/a

 

Comments: This is the most common of exterior caulkings.  Apply to clean, dry surface -- free of frost or ice.  Although the surface can be very cold, keep the product above +5 C (+40 F) for ease of application.

Weather limitations on most renovation products can be located on the WEATHER tab above.

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 APPLICATION / INSTALLATION DETAILS

This is the most common of exterior caulkings because there are a wide variety of products that have a wide range of weather related restrictions, all fitting under the category of Thermoplastic Sealants.

They are neither the poorest performing, nor the best performing products on the market - but give good value for the dollar.

Determine your weather conditions first and then seek out the appropriate product.

There is a lot of information on caulking and caulking techniques on this web site; this will get you to most of it: First, what is a Sealant and what is a Caulking? Click here for Vocabulary. Then a brief overview might help with Which Caulking Should I Use? Click here for the right technique in using a caulking gun. Here is more for caulking in cold weather and keeping the product warm. And click here for more than you ever wanted to know about caulking .


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