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Caulking/ weatherstripping around exterior of windows - Contractor??

Caulking/ weatherstripping around exterior of windows - Contractor??


Old 09-11-13, 08:44 AM
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Caulking/ weatherstripping around exterior of windows - Contractor??

Hello: We have a tall two story house and unfortunately I can see that the caulk that was put around the double hung windows is pulling away from the brick and in general failing on most of the windows. I need to find someone to remove the caulk, spray in the foam insulation, if necessary, and recaulk.

I am not sure which type of contractor to call for this type of work.

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Old 09-11-13, 10:20 AM
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Possibly a handyman. The main thing is to make sure whoever does the work is competent - it's not easy to clean up spray foam or caulk off of the brick. It pays to do a nice neat job from the get go. Many painters can do the caulking, not sure how many would be willing to apply the spray foam. I assume the low expanding foam would be the type to use.
Old 09-11-13, 11:19 AM
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I agree. please don't spray foam the outside of the windows.. if you need backer rod before you calk that's a different product.
Old 09-11-13, 12:19 PM
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Any foam if needed would be applied from the inside after removing the casing. I would use a clear paintable window and door caulk so that the bricks don't get wasted from a poor caulking job. If you have to paint anyway, hire a painter or someone with decent brush skills.
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