Window Caulk Failures

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and consultant for caulk failures. Since caulk is usually the primary means of sealing elements of a window system together and to the surrounding condition, caulk failures are often part of a window leakage problem. Email me for a great caulking contractor at mark@www.chicagowindowexpert.com To the uninitiated, caulk is gooey stuff you buy in a tube at Home Depot…

Bad Window Replacement: Top 10 Installer Screw-ups Part 2

Bad Window Replacement: Top 10 Installer Screw-ups When good windows happen to bad installers Part 2, continued from Part 1 #6. Crappy caulking: Joints too tight! Caulk is supposed to be a permanently flexible material that can stretch and contract when the substrates move, such as when an aluminum window frame shrinks in cold weather. But here’s the rub: Caulk can only stretch 30% to…

Window Sealant Failure

Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and consultant for window sealant failures. Since sealant (caulk) is usually the primary means of sealing elements of a window system together and to the surrounding condition, sealant failures are often part of a window leakage problem. Email me for a great caulking contractor at mark@www.chicagowindowexpert.com To the uninitiated, sealant is gooey stuff you buy in a tube at…

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