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Where the wood meets the glass, caulk?

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01-04-14, 12:20 PM   #1  
Where the wood meets the glass, caulk?

Got new wood windows in the spring, i live in Michigan.

Where the glass meets the wood on the interior side, are you supposed to caulk or seal it?

With 0-10 degrees F they are condensating a little bit and worried about the water getting in between the wood and glass.

Already have the humidity cranked way down to 28% to reduce the condensation.

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01-04-14, 12:33 PM   #2  
No need to caulk a factory made window like that. Keep the curtains/blinds open and try to keep airflow across the glass.

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01-04-14, 01:43 PM   #3  
What you are experiencing is pretty normal, and no you should not need to caulk it. In addition to keeping blinds open you can also run fans to increase air flow.

It goes without saying to keep the windows locked in the winter, since that will usually seal the sashes tighter than if they are left unlocked.

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