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Question: How do I fix the cracks around my windows.

I had someone look at it last year - he was actually here to install 6 new replacement windows. When I showed him the cracks he said he did not know how to fix but I could replace those windows.

Like NO!- that window is a bow window that would have cost me thousands - that I don't have. Any suggestions on a fix?

I am thinking to get clear silicone and use sparingly where I see the gaps - and then maybe for the winter, line the shelf of that window area with a thick decorative blanket and close off with insulated drapes in the evening?

Answer: I would recommend a latex or acrylic caulking, not silicone.

Additional information on the proper choice and use of caulking.

 

 

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