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Old 03-05-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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Does anyone RTV their windows?


I have 2 window walls full of Pella Proline fixed windows. They all leak and one is rotten. All are out of warranty. Pella rep was out today and said all windows like this are only good for 10-12 years, and that everyone should seal the glass to cladding joint with RTV to seal it from leaking.

Does anyone else do this? Sounds like bull**** to have to do this. I think the truth is Pella windows suck.

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Randy,

Some folks do seal it but it is a bandage fix on an arterial wound. It will buy you some time but you need to start budgeting regardless.

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I've replaced many a Pella window and door, most where vinyl or aluminum clad.
Same story every time, the rep says it's the first time he's ever heard of an issue with that style window. All where just out of warranty.
I have one customer that the rep goes there every year to replace leaking sashes, replace broken cranks and replace screens with broken clips that you flip to remove the screens.
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Thanks for your advice, windows on Washington, I'm in Loudoun county (Purcellville), you support this area?
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