Which sealants are best suited for non-structural applications?

Given the wide variety of sealants available on the market, it is important to have a clear understanding of your needs before purchasing this type of product. This increases your chances of getting your hands on a product designed specifically for the application you want to use it for.

Many types of sealants can provide excellent performance for use in non-structural applications. However, those best suited for these applications have some common characteristics. Here are some of them.

Good sealant adhesion on various types of materials

For a sealant to perform at its best for a non-structural application, it should be able to adhere effectively to many types of materials. For example, to ensure the waterproofing of a newly installed window, the sealant applied must have both good adhesion to the window material and to the building siding. When you choose a sealing product that has a good grip on the materials commonly used in construction, you can rest assured that it is easy to apply and has a superior effectiveness.

For this reason, it is better to choose a sealant that adheres to painted steel, painted and anodized aluminum, masonry, stone, granite, glass, PVC, acrylic coatings, copper, stainless steel, galvanized steel, fiberglass, etc.

Proven efficiency both inside and out

To avoid having to use multiple sealants for the same construction project, it is always more convenient to select one that can be used for both indoor and outdoor non-structural applications. However, a sealant must have certain key qualities to be this versatile.

Outside a building, waterproofing products are exposed to weather, temperature variations and UV rays, among other things. Therefore, the one you choose should have a high resistance to the elements and should not lose its flexibility or size when applied on a building’s exterior.

Availability in a wide range of colours

Because silicone-based sealants are among the most durable and effective, they are often a natural choice for consumers. However, these products cannot be painted.

For the best results in a non-structural application, the sealant you choose should therefore be available in a colour that blends well with the elements to be sealed. This will allow you to get all the benefits of silicone sealants without sacrificing the aesthetics of your project.

For non-structural applications, trust Adfast sealants

In conclusion, if you need a sealant for one or more non-structural applications, make sure it has all the qualities listed above.

At Adfast, our Adseal DWS 4580 Series, Adseal LM 4600 Series, Adseal Production 4550 Series and Adseal FC 4570 Series sealants meet all these requirements. That’s why you can rely on them! Contact us for more information on these products.