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Should I use foam caulk or removable caulk for sealing air leaks on my windows?

Should I use foam caulk or removable caulk for sealing air leaks on my windows?

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Old 02-27-14, 08:37 PM
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Should I use foam caulk or removable caulk for sealing air leaks on my windows?

Should I use foam caulk or removable caulk for sealing air leaks on my windows?

Which one works better?

Or is there something else that I do not know about?
 
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Old 02-27-14, 10:06 PM
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I mean robe caulk not foam caulk. I am just trying to see which one would be good?
 
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Old 02-28-14, 02:57 AM
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I've never heard of removable caulk nor robe caulk. Why would you want the caulk removed? Generally a minimally expanding foam is used around windows to seal them prior to molding being installed.
 
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What style windows do you have?
Exactly where are they leaking?
 
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Old 02-28-14, 04:27 AM
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I've heard of a removable rope like caulking but don't know much about it, I think it's a cross between caulking and weatherstripping.

Are you considering caulking the windows shut? That can be fairly effective for stopping drafts but that also means the window is no longer operable
 
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Old 02-28-14, 04:50 AM
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To Chandler....Red Devil Zip A Way. Removable caulk for those occasions when weather or location does not allow a permanent fix'

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To the OP...I'm assuming the window is already instated. Use a removable caulk or felt heath stripping. Then when the weather gets warm you can do a more permanent fix.
 
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Old 02-28-14, 05:29 AM
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I was thinking of a newly installed window. Still, most of the air leaks we see is from ill insulated space between the window frame and framing lumber, requiring the removal of the trim molding and insertion of a good insulation product. I would think a removable caulk to be a bandaid on a shotgun wound.
 
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