Gun Caulk vs. Butyl Tape vs. Hot Melt: How to Use Different Sealants

What are the best types of sealants, and which gun caulk and butyl tape are best for your standing seam metal roofing installation?

Sealants — whether they be curing or non-curing, butyl or silicone, tape or gun caulk — are used as a secondary defense on a metal roofing installation to help prevent water intrusion into vulnerable areas.

In this episode of the Standing Seam Metal Roofing Accessories Series, Thad Barnette discusses different types of metal roofing sealants (including silicone gun caulk, butyl tape, and Hot Melt butyl), how to choose the right one for your project, and basic tips and tricks for installation.

Please note the installation methods shown in this video are for reference only. Sheffield Metals recommends following the manufacturer’s instructions for installation.

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