Yes, hate is the right word. These home builders use caulking like some miracle lifetime replacement for proper leak protection, but the new homeowner has no idea where or if they are cracked after the initial five-ten years of lifespan it has. Let's be honest here, caulking is simply introduced to cheapen out the home building process. Without caulking, houses would cost about 10% more to build properly, but it will be build better, at least on the exterior, and homeowners will have less rotting, water seepage issues, etc. Exterior caulking should be banned. If I were the president, I would decree exterior banned on all new houses! I am surprised they haven't figured out a way to create cheap houses out of just cheap caulking. Well, home builders, what are you waiting for? Sigh. Sunday night vent over.