Outside air can come through various parts of the house where there is an opening, no matter how big or small.
An abundance of these gaps and cracks around your windows, architraves, floorboards, and the sides of your air vents can negatively affect your thermal comfort. Because air can easily escape through them, keeping your cooling or heating concentrated inside your home in winter and summer becomes an impossible task. In addition, what it all boils down to is a ballooning energy bill as a result of running your air conditioner non-stop!
One of the most cost-effective ways to prevent this is by employing draught proofing techniques, particularly by caulking off these unwanted gaps and cracks. The best sealant that we can recommend to homeowners is Fullers UltraClear. This product is also known as FulaSeal 701.
UltraClear is a high quality, flexible, and water-based gap sealant which helps in reducing the entry of draught into a building. Applied using a caulking gun, this product can be applied to the gaps and cracks around architraves, skirting boards, and air vents. UltraClear is a sealant that is white when applied and turns clear as it dries. This means that you do not need to colour match to either skirting boards or floorboards or door trim paint colours.
UltraClear can also be used as caulking to surfaces like roofing glass, polycarbonate sheeting, masonry, timber, metal mortar, fibreglass, and plastics. It has a stunning flexibility and can expand and contract with building movements.
On top of these, UltraClear is also:
- A great solution for sealing the tiniest gaps
- Easy to apply
- Easy to clean with a damp fibre cloth
- Mould resistant
- Low odour
- Water soluble before it dries
To purchase tubes of Fullers Ultraclear in 300-gram tubes and to discover other draught-proofing solutions for your Melbourne home, visit our ecoMaster Store web shop. We’ll deliver your order straight to your home.
For a detailed instruction on how to use Fuller UltraClear in sealing gaps and cracks, watch this video:
As fast and effective as this solution may be, sealing gaps and cracks to block off outside air from your living space is only part of the total solution. If your home has serious draught issues, this will improve the situation, but not solve it. In such case, your home needs advanced draught proofing solutions so you can maintain comfortable indoor temperatures whole year round.