Caulk is an excellent source for sealing all different types of gaps and cracks around your home. It can be applied with only a few tools necessary and can help protect your home from the harsh outdoor elements, while helping you save money on energy bills. Caulking the area between brick and siding is important because there will be a gap between the two different them after they have been installed. Caulking the vertical transition between the two is no different than caulking anything else around your home.
Things You'll Need
- Silicone sealant
- Caulk gun
- Utility knife
Place a tube of exterior silicone sealant into a caulk gun. Slide it down the caulk gun and through the front so the nozzle is sticking out the front. Turn the knob in the back and tighten the silicone sealant down until it is secure in place.
Line up a utility knife along the tip of nozzle at the end of the silicone sealant. Cut at a slight upward angle and remove the tip from the nozzle.
Position a ladder at any end of the house where the brick and siding meet. Climb up the ladder and line up the caulk gun with the gap between the siding and the brick.
Press down on the trigger and begin releasing a thin bead of silicone sealant. Move across the first side of the house and fill the gap with a thin and even bead. Continue across the first side of the house until a thin bead covers the entire area. Move the ladder when necessary.
Position the ladder at the end of the next side and repeat the same process. Continue in the same manner around the entire house until the gap is properly sealed. Inspect the area on each side and verify there are no gaps or cracks remaining.
Tips & Warnings
- Always be careful when working on a ladder. Ensure it is on stable ground when in use.
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