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Mary on maui 11-08-2012 10:14 AM

Kind of Caulking to use around new windows and FC siding?
 
We just built a new shed and are doing the finishing. The windows are vinyl and the siding is hardi planks. What type of caulking should I use around the windows? We live in a hot dry environment.

kwikfishron 11-08-2012 10:39 AM

"Osi Quad" or "Vulkem" is what I'd use. Both are polyurethane based so be sure to have a rag and mineral spirits close by for clean up. http://www.osipro.com/products.pl?id=QUAD

Windows on Wash 11-08-2012 08:34 PM

Those are two of the really good ones. The stuff that we use probably isn't available it is somewhat regional.

joecaption 11-08-2012 09:05 PM

Good stuff but a real mess to work with.
I use Alex 230 and never had a problum.
No solvent needed with it, and water clean up.

kwikfishron 11-08-2012 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Windows on Wash (Post 1047770)
The stuff that we use probably isn't available it is somewhat regional.

And what would that be?

Windows on Wash 11-08-2012 11:02 PM

Soudal

HomeSealed 11-09-2012 11:21 AM

+1 to Ron's recommendations. I won't use anything with "alex" in the name on the exterior of any structure. Easy water clean-up = not gonna last as long, particularly in an extreme climate.

woodworkbykirk 11-09-2012 09:02 PM

anything with flex in its name by mulco also works.

you can order color match for your siding if its the prefinished fibre cement


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