How To Choose The Best Joint Sealant Contractors?

Posted on 27th, Jun 19

Joint Sealing Solutions are a very important part of the construction. Whether you are renovating a bathroom, installing a new roof, putting new doors or windows into your home or laying new floor tiles, you will need a professional joint sealer to fill any joint configuration so that the joint is sealed and air and water cannot pass through it.

Joint sealants ensure your construction work stands the test of time. When choosing Joint Sealants, it pays to always look at Silicone Sealants, Hybrid Sealants, Modified Silicone over Polyurethane Sealants. Silicone Sealants last for around 10-15 years on average while Polyurethane Sealants last just 5-7 years. Silicone is more durable and UV stable and will not break down as fast as polyurethanes.

Flexibility is key, not only with our service levels but our comprehensive range of 37 high-quality sealant products which have been extensively lab tested with chemists determining they pass all Australian standards and far exceeds the quality of many products on the market.

Quality Joint Sealants Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Seal’em Solutions offer many benefits to commercial, industrial and residential projects, such as:

  • More than 64 colours for improved aesthetics that match any interior.
  • Great finishes.
  • Range of standard to premium silicon sealants.
  • Mould and insect prevention.
  • Wet area protection.
  • Certified fire-rated applications.
  • Seamless internal silicone application.

Joint Sealants are used to fill the cracks that naturally occur between roofs, flooring, tiles, windows, render, blockworks, metals and wood. When you use Silicone Sealants, all areas in a house are more aesthetically pleasing to the eye and your home stays warmer in winter and cooler in summer, which in turn can reduce your energy costs.

How to Choose a Joint Sealant Contractor?

Not all joint sealers work to professional standards. This is not part of your project you want to skim on. Although not the most prominent part of residential, commercial or industrial construction, joint sealing—if done well and with quality products—adds value to any projects.

  1. Look at how many years the contractor has been in business

    If a Joint Sealing Solutions Expert has been in business for 15 years or more, chances are they know what they are doing and can be trusted to do your job.

  2. Ask them to show you examples of their work

    All construction workers and tradesmen keep a photo portfolio of their work. Ask them to show it to you.  What you want to be looking at is the quality of their workmanship. Your bathroom floor sends as much of a message to visitors to your home so you want to be sure that their work looks good too.

  3. Ask for references

    Redoing your bathroom floor can be an expensive job. So, before you assign it, you want to be sure of the tradesperson’s capability. Request three references you can call to have a quick chat with over the phone before you assign the job.

    Key questions you might want to ask will relate to the quality of the work, the price, whether the work was completed on time and whether it proved to be durable.

  4. Get competitive quotes

    In your mind, you may already have selected the Joint Sealant Specialist you want to work with. However, you want to be sure that their prices are in line with the quality of the applicator and experience. For this reason, it’s good to get a few quotes to be sure.

  5. Get timelines and schedules clearly laid out

    It’s important for Joint Sealing jobs to be completed on time. You may want your new home renovated in time for a wedding, anniversary or birthday for example. Don’t take chances with dates like these.

    To ensure the work is done on time, put everything in writing. If you can put penalty clauses, do it. Note: this may not always be possible.

    Ensure the work is ready two weeks ahead of any key dates. Sometimes delays happen- so build in time for this.

Seal’Em Solutions is a Leading Provider of Joint Seal Solutions

Established for decades, and a finalist in the HIA Awards, we have worked with major developers like Tom Dooley Developments and Parklands -the Commonwealth Games site. When it comes to Joint Sealing Solutions, we provide top quality service and products that will fit within your budget.

To learn more about us, visit our website or call us on 1300 377 577.