The amount of air that leaks from the seams of a typical home is the same amount of air that would escape through an open window. It’s why home care experts recommend a routine caulking of a home’s windows and doors — at least once per year.
Solid, all-around caulk jobs can reduce a home’s energy bill by as much as 20 percent.
A San Francisco homeowner’s basic toolkit should include the familiar caulking gun and tube for larger jobs, but for spot treatment, Caulk Singles can be a good alternative. A product of GE, Caulk Singles are single-use caulking “packages”, squeezable like a toothpaste tube.
The singles are easier-to-control than a traditional caulking tube, and require no instruction or experience.
Caulk Singles are made in 3 varieties :
- Waterproof Silicone (White), for white finishes
- Waterproof Silicone (Clear), for colored finishes
- Paintable Acrylic, for paintable seals
Caulk Singles cost roughly $2.50 per package on Amazon, but may be cheaper at a local hardware store.