UPVC window sealant gaps???

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by CosRush, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. CosRush

    CosRush New Member

    Having just been out in my back garden, I noticed that there are gaps in the sealant which bridges the gap between the window frame and the brickwork.

    These gaps are most of the way around the frame almost as if the sealant has shrunk.

    With a view to making this water tight again, what is the best way to remove the old sealant prior to resealing?

    By hand or are there any good chemicals to break it down?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. The Arsenal Man

    The Arsenal Man New Member

    Just pull it out. It will remove quite easily
  3. CosRush

    CosRush New Member

    Thanks for that.

    Any recommendations on a really good external sealant?
  4. hallbeck

    hallbeck New Member

    Dow corning
  5. The Arsenal Man

    The Arsenal Man New Member

    Any branded Silicone sealant will do the job. However I would first seal any gap between frame and brickwork with expanding foam first.

    This gives a greater surface area grip for the sealant.
  6. CosRush

    CosRush New Member

    Thanks guys.


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