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02:06PM | 06/27/05
Member Since: 12/01/04
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I have an older brick 2-story home with wooden double-pane sash make a long story short, some of them have moderate damage to them due to rot...especially in the areas of the frames on the outside where they make contact with the sills (as well as the sills themselves). All of them have glazing that is old and cracked and falling off of the panes as well and there are cracks between the areas where the surface of the window contacts the brick on the house.

I would like to significantly improve their energy efficiency before the onset of winter appears again. Obviously, they need new glazing....but what can I do about the rotten wood in the frames and in the sills?.....and what can I use to fill in the cracks around the windows themselves where they contact the brick?...

Thanks in advance and any other weatherproofing tips that you can offer on wooden windows would be helpful as well!..


03:27AM | 07/02/05
Member Since: 07/01/05
91 lifetime posts
For rot read this:

The crack at the window / brick juncture needs to be recaulked, after some gouging out of the old caulking.

To avoid smearing caulk all over the brick, mask it off before caulking, & remove the tape before the caulk dries.

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