As specialists in indoor and outdoor drainage solutions, Lauxes Grates understands the importance of properly sealing end caps to maintain the quality and longevity of our products.
Using neutral-cured silicone with aluminium products ensures a durable and flexible bond that will keep your grates and end caps securely fastened. In this article, we’ll guide you through sealing end caps and why it’s crucial to use silicone sealant rather than glue or grout.
When installing your aluminium grate, using a neutral cure silicone sealant over other alternatives, such as glue or grout, is essential. Silicone sealant provides several advantages for aluminium products, including:
Before installing your aluminium grate and sealing the end caps, the surface should be cleaned thoroughly to remove dirt, dust, or debris which may hamper the bonding process. It should also be completely dry to prevent moisture from affecting the sealant’s ability to adhere properly. Guaranteeing these steps will help ensure a successful installation and a long-lasting seal. This ensures a secure bond between the silicone sealant and the aluminium.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to properly seal end caps using silicone sealant:
Sealing end caps plays a vital role in ensuring your aluminium grates remain functional and attractive for years. Using neutral cure silicone sealant over glue or grout can prevent potential damage and discolouration while ensuring a flexible and watertight bond. For quality aluminium drainage solutions and expert advice, trust Lauxes Grates to provide the products and guidance you need to complete your projects with confidence.
Lauxes Grates is dedicated to providing our customers with innovative and functional project drainage solutions. Our rust-free aluminium grates are designed for easy installation and maintenance with the help of reliable products like silicone sealant. By following the correct procedures, you can guarantee a long-lasting, problem-free installation for your aluminium grates.