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Ways Caulking Can Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

If you are looking for ways to make your home more eco-friendly then it is always best to start with something basic like caulking. Caulking is a process that involves sealing gaps and openings in and around your home. How might this possibly make your home more environment friendly, you may ask? Here is a quick look at all the different ways this simple step can improve your home and help reduce your carbon footprint.

Caulking Can Reduce Your Household Energy Consumption

One of the biggest benefits of caulking is that it helps insulate your home. When caulking is done, all of the gaps around windows, doors, corners, and joints where the wall meets the roof or where the roof meets the floor are sealed off. This will keep drafts out of your home and helps maintain a more desirable interior temperature without the need for additional heating or cooling.  In the wintertime, your walls will keep any warmth you create trapped inside, and in the summertime, your home will keep heat from outside from entering. This will make a huge difference in your overall energy consumption throughout the year because your heaters and air conditioners won’t have to run continuously anymore. 

Increased Durability For Materials

All the materials used inside your home have had an effect on the environment. The manufacturing processes required for making tiles, bricks, concrete, wood slabs, doors, and furniture consumes a lot of energy and also release plenty of toxins into the air. These processes also take a lot of natural resources from the earth. And when these materials are discarded, they end up in landfills where they contribute to pollution. The best way to reduce the impact your home has on the environment is by taking good care of what is already in use. If your bathroom vanity, for example, can be used for another 10 years, it means less pollution, lower demand for resources, and less energy consumption for the next 10 years. Caulking can help protect many furniture items like cabinets, closets, furniture, and just about everything inside your home because it keeps water from getting to these items to cause damage. Your household items will stay in shape for longer and your carbon footprint will be reduced.

Reduced Need For Pesticides

If your home has plenty of openings and gaps in its exterior, it will eventually become infested with pests like roaches, ants, and other insects. To combat these pests, you will need to use a lot of pesticides inside your home. These pesticides can be avoided because if you caulk your home exterior and cover all gaps, the pests will no longer be able to find their way indoors. 

Caulking Materials Are Quite Safe

While you are looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint, it is also important to ensure that the materials you use are environment safe. Caulk is a pretty safe product because it contains ultra-low or no VOCs and it doesn’t produce any toxic odors or chemicals. These products are also quite durable and will only need to be touched up every five years. The product in itself won’t contribute too much to pollution and reduces your carbon footprint on the world in so many different ways.  If you want to upgrade your home to a more sustainable space or you need balcony regrouting then it is time to give IB Caulking a call. These caulking experts can help you seal any interior or exterior spaces so your home will be properly insulated and protected from the elements without affecting the environment. At the same time, your home will get a well-deserved uplift because all of those unsightly openings will look smooth and uniform once again. 

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