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Don’t underestimate rope caulk when it comes to energy savings

9 January 2009 859 views No Comment
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If you don’t want to deal with caulk, or perhaps you’re uncomfortable with the installation, rope caulk may be for you.

Rope caulk is also an excellent choice for temporary uses or where gaps are very small and it may not be worth caulking.

In fact if you want to patch small gaps between the molding and wall, rope caulk would probably be the smarter choice than regular caulk. It’s extremely flexible and is much cleaner than regular caulk.

Additionally it is much easier to work with.

Here are the advantages of rope caulk:

  • Simple and quick
  • Cheap
  • Easy installation and un-installation if needed
  • Extremely flexible
  • Can be cut or torn very easily
  • Well suited for small gaps inside or outside
  • Insulates moderately well
  • No odor

Here are the disadvantages:

  • Doesn’t fill large gaps well
  • Not very durable so it may need to be replaced often
  • Has tendency to be damaged easier
  • Remains very soft, almost never hardens
  • Does not take to painting very well

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