Abcleads.com BBB Business Review  NAHB member
Call us at
1-800-219-5332


All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: how to fill the gap bigger than 0.25" and smaller than 0.5"
PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:43 pm 

Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:18 pm
Posts: 6
Offline
what are you going to do with the gaps around the window frame if they are bigger than 0.25" and smaller than 0.5"? use good stuff or just silicone sealant or ...? I am replacing my basement windows. the basement is poured concrete.


Top
 
 
 Post subject: Re: how to fill the gap bigger than 0.25" and smaller than 0.5"
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:42 am 
User avatar

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:21 pm
Posts: 3675
Location: DC Metropolitan Area-Maryland/Virginia/DC
Offline
Window/Door Foam or backer rod and sealant combination.

You must, must, must make that air tight and that is too large a gap to just fill with caulking/sealant as it will pull away over time.


Top
 
 
 Post subject: Re: how to fill the gap bigger than 0.25" and smaller than 0.5"
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:08 am 
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:14 pm
Posts: 1849
Location: Milwaukee, Madison areas
Offline
Windows on Washington wrote:
Window/Door Foam or backer rod and sealant combination.

You must, must, must make that air tight and that is too large a gap to just fill with caulking/sealant as it will pull away over time.

+1... We like to shim them in there nice and tight, fill with foam, and then apply either some trim or a nice bead of caulk depending on the size of the gap. 1/4" is caulkable, 1/2" is pretty sketchy... or you could use mortar to fill after the foam.


Top
 
 
 Post subject: Re: how to fill the gap bigger than 0.25" and smaller than 0.5"
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:09 pm 

Joined: Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:52 pm
Posts: 1382
Location: SE PA & NJ; CT
Offline
low expansion foam.


Top
 
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group