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.ftp-link.com To the uninitiated, caulk is gooey stuff you buy in a tube at Home Depot…

Get the Best from your Caulking Contractor

Information to help you find and manage your caulking contractor Mark Meshulam is an expert witness and consultant for caulk installation and failures. He has extensive experience working with caulking contractors. [audio:http://www.ftp-link.com/audio/sealant.mp3|autostart=no] Since caulk is usually the primary means of sealing the window system together and to its surrounding condition, caulk failures are often part of a window leak problems. To avoid caulk failures and…

Bad Window Replacement: Top 10 Installer Screw-ups

Bad Window Replacement: Top 10 Installer Screw-ups When good windows happen to bad installers WARNING This article contains profanity, which is not gratuitous but rather fundamental to the art, as well as being a true and accurate expression of my frustration with aspects of the window industry. We can put a man on the moon, so why do we sometimes do bad window replacement?!? The…

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…

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