Silicone sealants are one of the most widely used fixing and sealing products, both at home and in industry, on a small or large scale, since their properties make them the best allies to isolate homes from environmental elements or to fix and seal different materials.
However, before you start using silicone sealants, it's important to understand what their applications are in practice, in order to choose the one that best suits your needs.
In this short but useful guide, we explain all the essential details about it.
About Silicone Sealants
Pure silicone is a colorless, odorless polymer that's mainly used to glue or seal materials and that has the following characteristics:
- It's odorless and non-toxic
- Maintains a certain degree of elasticity and flexibility after being applied
- Serves as an electrical insulator
- It's resistant to compression deformation
- Resists extreme temperatures (-60ºC - 250ºC)
- Resists external climatic conditions such as UV rays or humidity
- It's easy to clean
These properties are what make it a material with a wide variety of applications in different areas. Let's see.
Different uses of silicone sealants according to its type:
There are some factors that you should consider before choosing a silicone sealant for a project:
- The function you want to fulfill - Whether it's to fix, seal or fill
- The type of material you are going to work on
- Whether the project is indoors or outdoors
Answering these three points can help you better choose the type of sealant that's most appropriate for you. In this sense, we can classify silicone into several types according to the use that you're going to give it.
According to its composition
- Neutral Silicone - It has great elasticity and