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Old 11-08-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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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.

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"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

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

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The stuff that we use probably isn't available it is somewhat regional.
And what would that be?
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+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.
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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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