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​Why Mold-Resistance Matters for Silicone

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You have compared prices, checked out customer reviews, and researched silicone vendors. You have weighed the pros and cons of specially-designed adhesives such as heat-proof caulk and expanding foam. You've even contacted companies to discuss potential bulk discounts. You are ready to make a purchase!

But wait is the sealant you've selected resistant to mold, mildew, and fungi? If you are not sure, then you should probably check. Here's why mold resistance matters:

Mold can grow virtually anywhere. Whether indoors or outdoors, in the basement or the attic, in the chilly north or the subtropical south, mold is always a threat. These pesky microorganisms are incredibly persistent, which is exactly why prevention always beats a cure.

Mold is most often caused by moisture, which silicone is usually used to protect against. Silicone sealants are oftentimes used for the explicit purpose of keeping moisture out -- which means that they are going to be directly exposed to number one cause of mold growth. Ensuring that they are built to resist mold is just good business.

Mold can make you sick. Exposure to mold has been linked to a number of health conditions. In small quantities, it can cause sore throats and stuffy noses while a large-scale infestation of black mold can cause problems as serious as nerve damage. Mold can also worsen existing conditions such as asthma, allergies, and even anxiety. You, your family, your guests, and your customers all deserve better.

Mold trouble is expensive. Professional mold removal for a serious infestation can easily set you back thousands of dollars, whereas a bottle of moisture-resistant silicone can be purchased for just a few bucks. Sounds like a no-brainer to us!

Mold is uncomfortable. Setting all health and financial questions aside, mold is simply uncomfortable. It smells bad and can irritate the eyes and nose. And it creates a bad image for your business, house, or property.


Don’t let mold get you down! Find the right mold-resistant silicone sealant at SiliconeDepot.com. Silicone Depot is your one-stop shop high-durability sealants made with your home, automobile, or construction project in mind. Visit us online today to learn more about our selection!