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Old 11-25-2010, 08:04 AM   #1
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Several years ago I built my on house. I went and glazed 10 sliding glass
door replacement panels into some frame work. Now its time to think about
caulking them. The only problem is I live in Michigan. The tube says do not use when the temperature is below 40 F. Is this a problem. Do contractors wait until the weather brake before using caulk. I guess i could wait until
spring, but id rather get it done before the oil prices go up another cent.

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Old 11-25-2010, 08:54 AM   #2
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There's some warmer weather ahead, just do the job around 9:00 or 10:00 so it can stay warm most of the day as it sets up. As long as it's above freezing, you should be OK.

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Old 11-25-2010, 09:08 AM   #3
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Supposedly, Dap's 3.0 can be applied in temps to -35 degrees F:
http://www.dap.com/3point0/about.html
Here are the facts about DAP 3.0™ Advanced Sealants:
  • Permanently waterproof and weatherproof seal.
  • Cured sealant that's mold and mildew resistant.
  • Outstanding flexibility and adhesion to a wide range of substrates without cracking.
  • Superior paintability.
  • Easier to tool and less stringy than premium silicone.
  • Extreme weather and temperature application range for outdoor applications: -35F to
    140F (White), -35F to 120F (Crystal Clear).
  • Low odor and low VOC content.
  • Lifetime guarantee
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