Is that mold and mildew in your bathroom under the caulk or on top of it?

Mold is a four-letter word. (And mildew wants to be one.) It never seems to go away. Even if you re-caulk your bathtub or shower, it seems to come back over and over again. Argh! But WHY does it come back over and over again? Answer: Sometimes, the mold and mildew in your bathroom is growing under the caulk. This means new caulk won’t fix it. (Say what?!?!) Yep. Even if you replace the caulk, the mildew is still there, so it just comes back and you end up where you started. So,... Read More

Wayne Summons, Sashco VP of Research and Development, Retires

Wayne Summons, Sashco’s Vice President of Research and Development and Technical Director, retired on July 14, 2016 after 40 years of service. Inventor Extraordinaire While Lexel® is perhaps Wayne’s most popular invention, his passion for innovation led him to create many more products throughout his years at Sashco (and he will no doubt continue his inventing ways during retirement). Wayne had a direct hand in or heavily influenced every other product sold by Sashco. He holds numerous U.S. and foreign patents. Walking the Walk Wayne began his career at Sashco in 1976.... Read More

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