Family-owned Sashco turns 80 making caulks, sealants in Colorado

During the height of the Depression, when banks were bankrupt, soup-kitchen lines ran long and a quarter of the population was out of work, Don Burch thought it would be a great idea to start a company. Today, son Les Burch said his dad’s plan to start a window company sounds, honestly speaking, stupid. Read more in The Denver Post about how Sashco survived and thrived.

Sashco Celebrates 80 Years of Products That Work!

Colorado-Based Sashco Celebrates 80 Years of Creating High-Performance Home Improvement Products Family-owned company celebrates milestone with log home service expansion and thriving sales of locally manufactured products   COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (June 7, 2016) – Sashco, a Colorado-based manufacturer of high-performance caulks, sealants, and log home stains and finishing products is celebrating its 80th anniversary this month. Founded in 1936 as Colorado Steel Sash Company, founder Donald Burch started making non-messy window putty called Elasti-glaze one bucket at a time. The company continued to innovate and launch new products and... Read More

Will my new caulk stick to silicone?

NO. No, your new caulk won’t stick to silicone caulk. Sorry to be so abrupt, but it’s the truth. You can stop reading now if you don’t want all of the details and the whys. Here at Sashco, we love the “whys,” so we’re trudging ahead. Fact is: nothing will stick to silicone – not even silicone. For the average person who needs to re-caulk their windows, bathtub, or anything else around the house, failed silicone means starting over from the very beginning. Why won’t your new caulk stick to silicone?... Read More

Why does caulk shrink and how can I avoid it?

  You just applied the perfect caulking bead. It was even with the surface. You even outlined the joint with painter’s tape to make sure it looked clean when done. Now, a couple days later, the caulk bead has gone concave. It’s the incredible shrinking caulk! What happened? Have no fear: shrinking caulk is actually a good thing. Shrinking Caulk = Better Performance Fact is, shrinking caulk is a sign of good elasticity. In order to achieve that elasticity, fewer fillers are used. Those fillers are great for creating a nice,... Read More

Through the Roof vs. Roof Asphalt and Roof Cement: Which Is Better?

It’s a bold claim: Sashco’s Through the Roof!® lasts at least 20 times longer than roof asphalt and roof cement. The roof asphalt guys don’t really like to hear it, but laboratory tests prove it. (Read on to see what we mean.) Plus, Through the Roof!® just looks better. It’s crystal clear so your roof looks like a roof after repairs instead of a field of patches.   The lab test results left no room for argument. In accordance with ASTM C793-05 – Laboratory Accelerated Weather on Elastomeric Joint Sealants... Read More

How to Smooth Lexel and Through the Roof! Caulking

We hear you: Lexel® and Through the Roof!® are sticky. Sticky isn’t all bad – like when it sticks to the surface you’re sealing and doesn’t let go! – but when it’s all over your fingers, making a stringy mess? Yuck. Here are some tips on how to to smooth Lexel® and Through the Roof!® caulking to keep your fingers and clothes clean and your caulking projects frustration-free. (HINT: These tips apply to silicone, too…but as you can see here, Lexel® is far superior to silicone.) 1. Find your smoothing tool.... Read More