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Old 03-07-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
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Has anyone heard of a tape that window installers use instead of the caulk??? If you know what Im talking about, what method is better? Im not sure what the window guy was talking about. (This tape is not the flashing tape, It sounds like double sided stuff and he stating that its better the caulk?)

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Window installer for 24 yrs, have no clue what you are talking about, unless it is flashing tape. That goes over the nailing fins on new construction windows, to seal against water and drafts.

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Butyl tape I think?
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Old 03-08-2009, 08:54 AM   #4
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I heard of it recently. After the window wrap, then after the metal flashing, it goes between the metal and the window. Then, after nailing off the fin, the last tape covers the fin.
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its a self adhesive vinyl trim extender you still need to caulk the window

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http://rwdextendertrim.com/portability.html

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Is this it? http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/VHB/Tapes/
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:16 PM   #7
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Thanks,This is sure making me lose trust in my "window guy" he did however say he would use caulk if I wanted him to. Ill try and make sure he does.
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i would caulk the window first then put the trim over the caulk,this way its sealed and the caulk is protected

dont lose faith in him it looks like he wants to give you a better job
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:29 AM   #9
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Thanks tom...That makes sense. I know "he" said it doesn't caulk with the tape but if I mention the way you stated I think he would do what I ask for....hopefully!
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Thanks for the web sites...I totally dont understand yet, but he's the "expert" I guess?
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Does this link help you with the uses of tape and sealing? http://www.albertsroofing.com/Window%20Flashing.htm
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It's 2 sided tape that installers use instead of caulk. I'm sitting in front of one of those windows now and the shade is flapping in the breeze on a 6 degree day. I have double paned sealed windows too. Does anybody have any suggestions about caulking it? I work at a school and have a couple thousand to do.

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