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Building Envelope Protection Program

For buildings that remain worry and leak-free for 20 years or more

Receive warranted performance from trusted experts

The Building Envelope Protection Program (BEPP) from Dow is tailored for property owners and facility managers. It combines the benefits of our high performance building sealants and solutions, with personalized service and support from our experienced channel partner network. It also provides you the assurance of our industry-leading weathersealing warranties.

What sets our program apart? It all comes down to QUALITY:

  • Quality people 
  • Quality technical support 
  • Quality supply chain 
  • Quality contractors 
  • Quality distributors 
  • Quality products 
  • Quality control 
  • Quality companies 

The Building Envelope Protection Program from Dow can help members by:

  • Providing expert help with specifications
  • Taking advantage of our national pricing program for the USA and Canada
  • Simplifying building leak repairs and the replacement of failed weatherseals
  • Reducing lifecycle costs by eliminating sealant failures that lead to costly and time-consuming future repairs
  • Getting the peace of mind of a fully transferable 20-year weatherseal warranty backed by Dow (up to two transfers during the warranty period)
  • Viewing details for multiple construction projects, track progress and manage your warranties online through our Construction OnLine (COOL) project management system
  • Relying on our trained sales and technical service staff for onsite preconstruction adhesion testing, as needed
Two concrete blocks testing silicone vs. urethane

Capture the lifecycle value of silicone building sealants from Dow

Our silicone sealants and weathersealing products significantly outperform other materials both in lifecycle value and dramatically lowering maintenance costs and lifetime ownership costs.

Silicone vs. Urethane – See the difference

After 100 days (2,500 hours) of UV exposure in accelerated weathering and heat stability tests, the urethane sealant deteriorates, while the silicone sealant remains untouched.

Sealant1 Initial recaulk Second recaulk Third recaulk Cumulative savings with silicone

Urethane

$64,400

$64,400

$64,400

 

Silicone

$67,600

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$125,600

Application via manlift. Not adjusted for inflation. Non-union labor; Southeast region, USA; 8,000 lineal feet of recaulked joints.
1Typical recaulk costs are $8.45/lineal foot for silicone and $8.05/lineal foot for urethane, which includes material, labor and equipment.
 

How the program works:

  1. Contact the Dow Distributor Resource Center about the building location and current sealant failure problems.
  2. Dow will provide you with referrals to at least two contractors/consultants who have agreed to participate in the Building Envelope Protection Program.
  3. Our experts will be available to assist with the writing and/or review of specifications.
  4. You will be responsible for requesting bids and selecting contractors/consultants.
  5. The contractor you choose will work with the local Dow distributor to help you select the appropriate materials and the appropriate standard or custom colors to meet your color needs.
  6. The Dow distributor will perform the required adhesion pull tests to verify if a primer is needed.
  7. When the job is complete, the contractor will work with the distributor to obtain the warranty.
  8. Dow will then issue a full warranty.

Quick Links

Weatherproofing
Seal out the weather, lock in the life-cycle savings

Construction project services
From product recommendations and testing to warranties – learn how Dow can support you.

Color It Right program
Get the sealant colors you need without sacrificing time, quality or ease of installation.