Big Stretch Caulking

on Apr 8, 2010 | 8 comments

This is one of those products that goes under appreciated and unnoticed by the majority of hands-on homeowners, repair people, and contractors.  But once you experience the product, you will bee hooked on it from there on out.

I was told about Big Stretch caulking by a fellow contractor who was doing some siding work.  We were talking about how caulking can dry out and crack and he said that since he started using Big Stretch, it has not been a problem for him.  So I tried some.

Not only have I been using it for exterior siding and windows, but also for interior door casing and base boards.  It bonds really well, is easy to work with your finger, and cleans up easily with water.   There are 12 colors as well as a clear version available but 90% of my purchases have been the white.  Mainly because most of what I use it for will end up getting painted anyway.

I have found it to have a good shelf life in my tool trailer as long as I use some of those red rubber caps over the tip of the tube when in storage.  Those things are great too!

Now here is the real kicker for me.  As of this writing, I have been using this product now for well over 2 years.  I tried to figure out how many tubes I have purchased in that time and I am coming up with about 350.  I have yet to have a crack or failure, or a call back for a caulking issue.

Here in my area, Big Stretch is available only at the Lumber Yards, and not the box stores.  Some have a better selection of the colors than others, but as a minimum, they have White, Clear, and a couple of the other colors.  I pay $4.29 per tube.

Big Stretch is not for everything, and if you check out their website, you can see where and what it is not recommended for.   But take it from this Contractor, use Big Stretch and you will not be disappointed.  Neither will your customers.