Silicon sealants have become a mainstay of the Australian building industry today.
Silicon is most commonly used for providing a waterproof seal around joins or in gaps between building elements.
The high tech silicon compounds now available offer superb performance in a wide range of internal and external applications including:
- Bathrooms and showers
- Roofing iron
- Window and door flashings
- Flooring gaps
It isn’t a case of one silicon fits all though.
Each type of silicon sealant consists of different compounds to give it a range of properties so choose carefully.
Some silicons are designed for complete immersion in water whereas others may not cope so well.
Although there is a lot of crossover certain silicon compounds are necessary for particular surfaces such as painted surfaces.
It pays to get sound silicon advice from the experts.