Filling the cracks and the holes of your house’s trim and siding by using caulk before applying paint not only makes the whole painting job easier but it also help the paint job look better. Caulking also makes the paint last longer. Typically, cracks and holes in any part of the surface collect a large amount of water which may cause the paint to peel.
What is caulking?
Caulking is actually a substance which is specially designed to seal the joint between two surfaces. It is also used to fill small holes on the surface. High quality caulks can even withstand with extreme weather condition where temperature changes are very frequent. However, before using caulk for sealing joints or for filing holes, you need to make sure that the manufacturer recommends caulk for both materials. For example, if you want to apply paint on the caulked surface, you need to make sure that you buy paintable caulk. If you are unsure about which caulk to use on your exterior, you need to contact the professional painting contractors in your area.
Why Caulking is Important?
Caulking is more important during the winter months since the winter months are all about keeping the moisture out of the homes. During the winter, one has to deal with large amount of snow and water, which can ruin the exterior and interior surface of your home without even realizing this. One of the most important and the safest steps you can take in order to save your exterior surfaces against the harsh weather condition is by caulking the surfaces. The best time to caulk a surface is after you scrape, sand, or prime. Caulk typically adherers the best to the primed surface.
Caulking your house exterior is important since it helps in protecting exterior surfaces against water and insect damages that are very common with the openings and cracks between joints along windows, doors, and aluminum sidings. Caulking actually helps you prepare the surface before applying paint so that it can protect the house exterior against extreme heat, cold, and moisture. Paint is definitely important, but in order to protect your house, you have to spend on good quality caulk as well. In fact, a professional caulking job can save your money in the long run by adding your home’s insulating value. Caulking is important since it helps you protect the wood and substrates from both the inside and outside of your home.