Temporary silicone sealant


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Old 11-18-08, 07:34 PM
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Temporary silicone sealant

Hi,

I have read some weatherproofing tips that involve temporarily sealing windows for the winter with silicone sealant, which then can be stripped off to open the windows in warmer weather.

Is a special type of silicone sealant required for this, or can any of the various types of silicone caulk be used?

If a specific type is recommended, could someone please tell me what it is, and perhaps even who manufactures it?

Thanks,
- Steve
 
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Old 11-18-08, 08:11 PM
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You definitely do NOT want to use any type of silicone, since it is not temporary, and won't come off cleanly.

Instead, get some rope caulking, which can be pressed into place, and doesn't have permanent adhesion. You might also be able to find DAP Seal N' Peel, which is a temporary sealant.
 
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Old 11-18-08, 11:34 PM
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Sealing around doors and windows involves sealing around the window and door frames, not the windows or doors. If you have older, drafty windows, look into the plastic sheeting that can be placed over interior of windows. These kits are available with double sided tape and heat sealed with blow dryer.
 
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Old 11-19-08, 08:42 AM
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Hi XSleeper,

Thanks very much! It looks like the Peel'n'Seal is exactly what I was looking for.
 
 

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