Exterior Caulks and Sealants

JLC Field Guide: Exterior Caulks and Sealants

A well-detailed exterior should rely on drainable wall assembly, not on caulk. However, caulks and sealants are essential to the assembly. Proper selection and joint design will ensure lasting performance.

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Selecting Caulks and Sealants

There are basically 5 different types; do you know the differences between them,... More

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Sealing the Foundation to the Framing

Here are several approaches that can be used to improve air-sealing at the... More

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Air-Sealing Retrofit for a Chimney Chase

While they have the roof open, a weatherizing crew takes advantage of easy access... More

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Exterior Caulks and Sealants Instruction

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Gluing Exterior Trim

Q: When installing stained vertical cedar siding or fascia trim, what type of glue should be used for splices and corners? Some contractors like to dab a little stain on the cut ends of 3-degree splices or on 4-degree corner miters, but is there an exteri More

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Do Fiber-Cement Butt Joints Have to Be Caulked?

Q: The clients on an upcoming project are interested in installing fiber-cement... More

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