When selecting a sealant for commercial applications, it is important to recognize its distinct features, characteristics, and tested performance attributes. It is equally imperative to differentiate between sealant applications used in commercial construction to ensure reliable joint sealant performance.
The two most common types of commercial sealant applications are Weatherproofing and Structural –each with varying requirements. For instance, while adhesive and movement capabilities are important in both, adhesive strength requirements are far greater for cstructural applications. Commercial buildings typically do not have height restrictions relative to weatherproofing sealants. However, sealants applied strictly, or primarily, for their adhesive properties (i.e., structural applications), require a specific set of load requirements based on a variety of needs, including but not limited to, structural height and design. For all commercial sealant applications, contact Henkel Technical support for review of intended use.
To qualify the use of a sealant in either one of these applications it is important to further distinguish the difference between Weatherproofing and Structural applications.