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Window Waterproofing and Caulking

When it comes to leaking glass walls and curtain wall window systems, water penetration can be a difficult problem to solve.

Curtain wall systems and storefront glass punched openings have an average lifespan of around 20 years before the glazing vinyl begins to shrink and dry rot, allowing water and snow to enter into your building.

Identifying Alternatives

While rebuilding the failing glazing system, whether curtain wall, sloping glazing, skylights, or storefront, is the ideal option, wet seating or wet glazing the exterior of the system is the most cost-effective.

While this is not the way storefront glass systems are built, wet glazing a window with caulking will increase the life of the product.

Cypress can assist with the following caulking and waterproofing projects:

  • Storefront Glass Caulking

  • Curtain Wall Glass Caulking

  • Skylight Caulking and Weather Sealing

  • Glass to Glass

  • Structural Silicone Glazing (SSG)

Using The Proper Sealant

Substandard caulking is one of the most prevalent reasons of early water intrusion and leaky windows. Polyurethane sealant is frequently used by glazing contractors instead of silicone sealer.

A well-done caulking job can protect your home against moisture intrusion, drafts and heat leakage for many years. Completing this task now will make the transition to “cool season-mode” much easier.

If you are interested in sealing glass around your office, home or any palace give us a call, our glaziers will be there to attend and execute your project!

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