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I bought a home and noticed the bedroom is pretty cold at times. The home was built in 2006.
I only have 2 tall windows in the bedroom, so I decided to look at the outside of them and when I did, I realized that caulking is a 'skill', because who ever did my home clearly did not have that 'skill'.:surprise:

Looks like I am going to be busy for the next few weeks when there is good weather as all of my windows look like these pictures. Might need to get a brick mason in here to as some of the mortar is loose and crumbly.

I have my dynaflex 230, some backing rod, utility knife and acetone.

Ok, I'm done venting for now.

Any tips are appreciated.
 

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I would be more concerned with who set the bricks. That sill is wrong.

Even still, the caulking out there has almost nothing to do with with what you are feeling on the inside. That is a vented brick wall and there is plenty of air behind it. You seal is behind the brick at the sheathing.

If the room is cold, you need to look at it more critically. Jump in the insulation forum and start reading about air sealing and insulation.
 

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You're correct.
I am getting a Home Energy Audit soon to see if there is any insulation behind the wall and other areas of the house and to see what any other issues there might be with the home.
 

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There is insulation behind the wall. If the home was build in 2006...the audit is going to tell you to get the attic air sealed and insulated.

Are you paying for the audit? If so, you can probably save your money as I haven't been in a home that, if it didn't have it, didn't need air sealing and insulation.
 

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If you want to keep your bedroom warm,it seems like a huge project.From the outside,metope ceramic tile may help a lot. From the inside,install curtains to prevent wind.
 

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What tile and curtains have to do with this?
 
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