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Do You Need to Caulk Your Windows?

Do You Need to Caulk Your Windows?

Apr 17, 2019

Whether or not you need to caulk your windows depends on a variety of factors. Furthermore, you may come to find that caulking isn’t what you need. Instead, replacement windows are the only thing that will give you satisfaction.

Vinyl windows, which are most common in today’s day and age, shouldn’t need to be caulked in too many places (with proper installation). On the interior, caulking is primarily to give your windows a finished look. You’ll want to caulk where the window meets the casing or drywall.

On the outside, caulking may be necessary between the new windows and the trim that’s already in place. Rely on your installer to provide guidance on where to caulk, as well as how to make the job look perfect.

Does Caulking Stop Air from Entering?

Yes, caulking can prevent air from entering your home, thus making it more energy efficient.

However, if you have old windows, it doesn’t matter how much caulking you use, it may not completely eliminate drafts. In this case, you’ll want to consider replacement windows.

If you’re having new windows installed, discuss interior and exterior caulking with your contractor. If your windows are in good shape but your caulking has failed, remove what’s there and replace it with a fresh bead.

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