suggestion for caulk that will dry in cold/wet weather

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suggestion for caulk that will dry in cold/wet weather

Found a new leak on the house. Caulk was used to seal around old window pane and it had cracked and deteriorated so water is leaking down the wall. It is about 35 degrees outside with rain and snow predicted for next couple days. Since it is winter and we are in the mountains it may not get much warmer than 40 for awhile and stay damp. Any suggestions on what I can use to seal this (on the exterior) that will cure in this weather once it stops raining? Would be great if it would cure clear because you will see this a little from the inside when you look out the window. Thx
 
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Welcome to the forums!

Butyl caulks can be used in cold weather [warm the tube first], silicone should also be ok but if the substrate is damp - that will be a problem! Generally it's better to use a flashing than rely on caulking to keep water out.
 
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it is the bottom of a double paned window that has no frame- just the windowsill inside and trim outside holding it in place. any suggestions besides caulk to fix this (without tearing it all apart)
 
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OK, gotta ask.....No Frame??!! Any way you can post a picture of this set up? It may help us to better help you. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Sounds like the OP has a fixed sash or picture window.
 
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If you are caulking against glass, use clear silicone. But if you need to paint the exterior, remember that you can't readily paint silicone without using a special primer, so if you need to paint it, look for OSI Quad (clear) which both HD and Lowes carry in our area.
 
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