Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we are still servicing. We are able to provide you with the option for a virtual quote if prefered, this can be done by providing us some project detals or images. Currently many of our quotes are already performed this way, so the system will remain the same as it always has. If you do prefer us to visit but would like to keep social distancing, we can schedule to come out and view the exterior, we do not require any interior access if looking at exterior caulking project. The quote can then be emailed directly to you. A smooth an easy process as it has always been.

Exterior caulking work does not require any access inside of your home.

With choosing Gold Seal Caulking you can feel confident the job will be done correctly and to your standards. No corners are cut, full warranty coverage, the use of the highest graded materials, quality assurance and professional employees that are capable of handling any job that is put in front of us.

At Gold Seal Caulking, we are bringing extensive knowledge in regards to different materials and how they function as well as the highest quality workmanship to any job you require.

Homestars VerifiedWe are also a Homestars verified contractor, that means we have had a rigorous back ground check which included a criminal check, credit check, HST and business registration check and all professional licensing.

Yes. We carry a $5M liability and are covered under WSIB. We are also a Homestars verified business. This means, a full criminal check, credit check, business licences and all required certification's have been verified and up to date.

Yes. Gold Seal Caulking offers a 10 Year Written Warranty for all RESIDENTIAL sealant work performed by Gold Seal Caulking. All materials used also carry a manufacture warranty of 20 years.

Commercial units, New Residential builds and New Commercial builds are excluded from the 10 year warranty coverage. However, we do offer a separate warranty in these instances.

Our prices vary per job, as there are different costs for new caulking, re-caulking, glazing etc... Different factors play a part into the cost (what material to be removed, joint size to name a few...) Although we cannot provide a price without having job details or physically seeing the job, we can tell you that our prices are competitive.

Why not contact us and we will be glad to provide you with a free, no obligation quotation.

We first remove existing caulking (if any). We then fully clean the surface to ensure a full strength bond can occur. We use a spray foam or a backer-rod to fill any voids around the area serviced. Finally, we add a bead of caulking to the clean and dry surface which we smooth out to a clean straight finish for a strong seal.

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To obtain a quotation, simply contact us by either completing our online request form, emailing us or contacting us by phone. We then schedule a day and time to come out and view the work required. We always make the effort to come out and view the work, it is only a good buisness practice to provide each individual with a fair quote by viewing and assessing the work to be done. We do not quote pricing without physically viewing the work - this is unfair to the customer.

During the inspection, it is not required for anyone to be at the property as long as we have been given permission to access the property and view the work. Quotations can be delivered to you in your preferred method, typically we email the quotation to the potential customer which will provide all necessary details in depth.

Why not contact us and we will be glad to provide you with a free, no obligation quotation.

We typically email the quotation, but of course a hard copy could also be provided or left at the property upon request.

Not everyone understands the importance of caulking. Caulking is the MAIN SEAL from the outside to the inside which makes it extremely important. When caulking is failed there is a very little separating the exterior from the interior of your home/unit. Failed caulking is one of the main sources of air loss, which results in increased heating and cooling costs.

With failed caulking you are open to a wide range of possible problems - air loss, mold, mildew, condensation, increase of dust/dirt/insects entering in the interior, and of course the possibility of leaks.

It is advisable to replace your caulking as soon as a sign of failure to the caulking occurs.

Yes. It is estimated savings are between 20-30%, in some cases even higher. If you put together all the cracks and leaks in the average Canadian home, you would end up with a hole in the wall the size of a basketball.

If multiple areas are left unsealed, the collective effect can be like leaving a window open year round. There is a reason when a home inspection or energy audit is performed, failed caulking is always recommended to be replaced.

In most cases "failed" caulking is visible to the eye - it will either be split, have cracks, air bubbles or small seperation's where the caulking ties into the masonry. In some cases it is not so visible to the eye but a draft may be felt from the inside, or interior damage around the area may be seen.

If you are unsure if your caulking has failed or needs to be replaced, you may contact us and we will be glad to assist.

As with anything, of course you can, but we are considered professionals for a reason - we specialize in this field of work. We have the tools and "tricks" to provide clean straight finishes and proper seals, and we also understand the difference in materials and how they will perform on different substrates. There is more to caulking then just purchasing material and applying it. If you are not familiar with applying caulking to a window, door or any other area for that matter then you could be wasting your money if you are not applying it properly.

Since most homes have fairly large caulking joints, your standard caulking materials and caulking gun would not be adequate enough to carry out a correct job that lasts for many years, therefore in some cases you would end up paying more for materials alone than to hire us and do it properly, let alone the possibility of it failing sooner than it should.

The cost of obtaining the proper sealant, properly installed by a qualified caulking contractor, is a good investment and one that pays for itself very quickly.

We work all year round. Anytime of the year is perfectly fine to do the work, as long as the temperatures are no lower than -20c and no higher than +35c.

All of the materials we work with are commercial grade, high performance materials. These include silicones, urethanes, polyurea, latex, acrylic, butyl rubber. All residential and commercial builds are sealed with a silicone based caulking or a urethane based caulking. We use the same materials on all commercial units and residential units. We can recommend which material should be used based on the type of surface being sealed.

Below are the spec sheets for the typical products we use on a daily basis:

Dow Corning 795
Dow Corning CWS
Tremco Tremsil 400
Tremco Dymonic 100

In most cases window/door installation companies do not use the same quality materials as we do, they commonly use a material referred to as "Elastomeric" they also will not provide you with a smooth clean finish as we will do. The materials they would use are most likely the same material that you need to replace. When first applied the material may look good to the eye, but the performance is not so great and will not have the same life span as the materials we use.

Yes. Metal capping on a window does not create a proper seal. It is made to be a decorative trim. On the exterior of the capping are visible caulking joints, they may fail and need replacing. In behind the metal capping there still exists a caulking bead where you would normally see on uncapped windows. We seal the edge of these caps to make sure all areas are sealed that cannot be seen.

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Unfortunately we cannot. You will not have a strong bonded caulking bead. There will be less material applied, and less bonding to the edges. A properly applied caulking bead MUST be applied to a CLEAN surface.

We take great pride in our work, and ensure all steps are taken to provide you with the highest quality workmanship and lasting product.

In most cases the colour is selected to match the frame it is being applied to. If you wish to have a different colour, we can provide you with over 50 colour samples to select from.

No, all residential work is done off ladders and in most cases does not require any inside access. However, we do ask that any locked gates or fences be kept open for access to all working areas.

Most homes are completed in 1 day. However, depending on unpredicted, inclement weather or other circumstances, it may take additional time.

We accept Cash, Cheque, Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex) and E-Transfer.

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