All over the country, this summer has had hot temperatures, sunshine and high humidity. This warm weather can effect the sealants and adhesives you’ll be using for your projects. After all, minor changes in temperature can have major changes.
Just as cold temperatures make sealants and adhesives difficult to extrude, hot temperatures have the opposite effect. When using these products in the warm summer weather, be prepared for it to extrude much faster than it did in the colder winter months. If you’re prepared for this, it certainly isn’t a negative, but can make that task faster and easier.
Most sealants and adhesives take about 24 to 48 hours to cure completely. After this point they can be safely exposed to water, moisture, and other conditions without issue. However, heat and humidity can effect cure times. Typically, warmer, humid climates facilitate faster curing.
Most sealants and adhesives list a standard storage life when stored in a specific temperature range. Storing these products in a high heat and humid environment can drastically decrease storage life. After all, the same product stored in both a temperate controlled warehouse and the back of a pick up truck in 90°F weather will have substantially different storage life
Looking for the best temperature-resistant sealant or adhesive for your next project? Take a look at Premier’s XtraBond product line at https://www.premierbuildingsolutions.net/premier-products/.