One of the best products for weatherproofing is Dow Corning® Contractors Weatherproofing Sealant. Dow Corning® is a silicone company that designs products from aviation to construction to oil and gas. Their silicone-based products are popular amongst glass contractors due to the following reasons:
1) Applicable (and Primerless) On Most Surfaces
Contractors Weatherproofing sealant can be applied on most surfaces without a primer, which is great for time efficiency. Furthermore, Albion’s cordless guns can increase your productivity. For best results you should use a silicone-based primer before applying the sealant to ensure for best adhesion quality to non-porous materials.
2) Weather Resistance
Dow Corning® Contractors Weatherproofing Sealant is weather resistant, meaning it will repel water, minerals, pollution, and other invasive materials. That being said, if any section of applied sealant is damaged, be sure to replace it as soon as possible. The Dow Corning® 123 Silicone Seal is perfect for repairs due to its simplicity.
3) Same-Day Pickup
If your order is made online with Smalley and Company, you can pick up your order on the same day. Due to Smalley’s high levels of inventory, and our nine distribution centers across the Southwestern United States, we can maintain a high level of inventory to provide for a wide range of construction needs.
4) Choice of Color
Dow Corning® Contractors Weatherproofing sealant comes in over 20 standard colors ranging from ivory to transparent. There are also 19 made-to-order colors, as well as custom colors. The multitude of choices for colors provides for more customization in your projects to keep your completed project unique and exciting.
5) Packaging Size(s)
These products come in three different sizes depending on your project’s needs. They are packaged in:
• 10.3 fluid ounce canisters (12 per case)
• 20 fluid ounce “sausage packs” (16 per case)
• 2 gallon pails
6) Long Shelf Life
One of the best qualities of Dow Corning® Weatherproofing sealant, is its one year. This feature helps limit the amount of wasted product, while also keeping expenses low. If any weatherproofing product is left over after the construction’s completion, they can be stored until a new job comes along, or until repairs need to be made.
Dow Corning® is an industry leader in silicone products, and their weatherproofing sealant reflects that fact. If you have any questions about an upcoming project, or a certain product, make sure you contact us.