4 Important Things to Seal During Your Kitchen Reno

4 Important Things to Seal During Your Kitchen Reno

No kitchen renovation is complete without the help of a high-quality silicone sealant. Properly sealing features within your kitchen will not only enhance their performance but will also increase longevity. This can help to save costs on heating and cooling your home, repairs and replacements.

CSL Silicones offers a wide range of Building and Construction silicone sealants specifically engineered to protect your home.

  1. Windows

Properly sealing the windows in a kitchen is beneficial in many ways for the homeowner. The temperature within the home has better regulation and the performance of the heating and cooling systems is greater. The heat is kept outside in the summer and the cold air is kept outside in the winter. This will also help to keep their energy bill as low as possible.

Sealing windows helps to keep nature and the elements outside. This includes:

  • Rain
  • Snow
  • Frost
  • Insects
  • Mold

Silicone sealants can help to keep these pests and annoyances outside and maintain the quality of the windows. If moisture, bacteria or mold begin to grow within the material of the windows, the growth can rot the window and interior wall. This rotting is a health hazard and may require a replacement of the window if it is not prevented or treated properly.

2. Cabinets

After all of the hard work you have put into turning that kitchen into a masterpiece, it would be a shame for minor details to throw off the final look. Cracks and gaps between cabinets and the wall can truly negatively impact the aesthetic of a kitchen renovation. By sealing these gaps with 100% silicone sealant, the walls and cabinets will look fresh and complete in no time at all!

Not only will the cabinets look fresh, but they will be fresh, too! Properly sealing the cabinets will prevent moisture and air from entering through the cracks and crevasses, ultimately increasing the cabinets’ value and preventing damage to them in the long run.

3. The Kitchen Sink

Sealing a sink properly is extremely crucial to any kitchen project. Not only does properly sealing the kitchen sink with 100% silicone sealant help to keep it in place, but it also prevents water from seeping through the cracks and causing damage.

If water enters through the cracks in a sink, there is risk for moisture build-up, which can result in the growth of mold and other bacteria. Treating these contaminants can be an expensive and frustrating process, but if left untreated can result in even more costly repairs or replacements of rotted cabinetry.

4. Sealing Kitchen Countertops with the Backsplash

Sealing the edge between the kitchen countertops and backsplash can help to prevent damage to kitchens, which are typically a major investment for a homeowner. Air and moisture from water and other liquids won’t be able to penetrate the cracks in between the two surfaces, thus protecting it.

The sealant used on the countertops and backsplash should match the color of both materials, as it will be looked at often. The CSL160 General Contractor Silicone Sealant comes in  a variety of aesthetically-pleasing colors, from black and beige to aluminum and alabaster.

Alternatively, CSL Silicones offers a sealant that is completely clear, called CSL190 Optically Clear Silicone Sealant/Adhesive. If you are unable to match the sealant to both backsplash and countertops, this is an excellent option.

For more information about 100% silicone sealants offered at CSL Silicones, contact us today.