Replacement Windows

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watters32
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Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:22 pm

I just ordered vinyl single hung replacement windows to replace my old jalousie windows. When I go to install the replacement window, do you recommend using puddy tape on the back of the nailing fin, or a good heavy bead of silicone caulk? The siding under the nailing fin is the typical metal siding with peaks and valleys.


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Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:09 pm

Caulk, plus window seal tape. that seals them up 100%

https://www.lowes.com/pd/TITE-SEAL-Self ... ng/1007825

Don't be surprised if you find rotted frames that need to be changed also.

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watters32
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Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:31 pm

Thanks for the help Greg!

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