No matter the cause, nearly all homeowners have at some point or another bought a caulk tube. In the past few years, a lot has changed regarding caulk. 

How can one determine what caulk would be the right one to buy? There are a variety of formulations available that are available and many of them blend basic ingredients in different ways to improve such properties such as time to cure, easy cleanup, long-term durability, and the ability to be flexible. If your home or building is facing any kind of caulking issues then you should definitely consider hiring experts for your home restoration or caulking services.

Learn more about the three main kinds of caulk.

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Latex: Latex caulks are very easy to use. They are water-based caulks which are applied in liquid form. They are the least able to stretch, which is why they are best suited for applications in the interior where minimal movement is required. 

Acrylic: They comprise a range of synthetic resins that are clear and water-soluble. They are able to be painted and removed with water, making them suitable to touch up and fill tiny gaps. A high-performance acrylic caulk, also known as elastomeric caulk, was designed to be more elastic and is the preferred choice for those who appreciate the speed and simplicity of application.

Butyl: It is among the most dependable and oldest kinds of caulk. It has excellent adhesion and weather resistance, so it is well-suited for sealing chimney flashings, walks, and external joints. It is solvent-based and is typically stringy, which can be difficult to use in a high-quality joint.