Advice by the Pros
At Les Constructions Réno-Fenêtres we have all the necessary expertise to refurbish and replace your window components in the Greater Montreal area. Below we share some advice on maintaining your fenestration so you can benefit from our vast experience. For any questions, give us a call!
Successful Caulking in 5 Easy Steps
If you decide to caulk your windows yourself, you’ll want to be well prepared. Follow these steps for quality results!
Make a visual inspection of the existing caulking to detect signs of wear (mould, tears, etc.) that may confirm air or water infiltration. Indoors, you can put a burning candle in front of the caulking area to check for draughts. Spider webs are also a good indicator.
The caulking area must be thoroughly cleaned to ensure maximum adhesion. Using a blade or scraper, remove the damaged caulking as needed. You may also need to replace some parts of the window frame, especially if it is wood. We can help you with any parts that need to be replaced!
Gather all the necessary materials (caulking gun, etc.) and cut the end of the caulking cartridge. You can break the protective film with a long nail.
Hold the caulking gun at a right angle, lightly squeeze the trigger while following the caulking line.
If you are thinking of replacing your windows, consider refurbishing as a durable and affordable solution!