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Deedee

09:24AM | 09/03/00
Member Since: 09/02/00
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After stripping 3 layers of wallpaper off. I found a crack under the window that continues down to the baseboard. moisture was found under the paper. the wall is dry now. I spackled and taped the crack. Is this the correct procedure? also do I need to replace the window to prevent it from happening again? or can I seal window from the outside? help

Chip

03:30PM | 09/03/00
You should have found and fixed the leak first, you need to fix it now before it gets wet agian or you wasted your time.

It all depends on where the water is coming in at in order to configure what to do. Go outside and carefully examine all around the window, the sash, above the window,etc. Remember water can travel across the header in the wall, down studs. Try calking(latex paintable caulk)any gaps or openings around and above the window, even directly below it, check the glazing of glass, does the window seal properly when closed?

Good luck!

Deedee

05:12PM | 09/08/00
Member Since: 09/02/00
7 lifetime posts
Thanks Chip, I think your right about the glazing on the window as moisture collects on the window and it must drip down into the sill causing the damage. I will re-do the glazing on the outside, but do I use caulk on the inside? This will be Saturdays project.

Chip

07:14PM | 09/08/00
As far as calking the glass, no. But I calk around the window frame where it meets the drywall in the inside for cosmetics but not to stop the moister, you don't want it to get that far, the leak needs to be stopped on the exterior.

Deedee

06:03AM | 09/18/00
Member Since: 09/02/00
7 lifetime posts
Chip, I used clear caulk outside the window, and on some of the cedar shakes that appear to have cracks that may be causing the moisture problem. I am sure I chose the wrong caulk, although exterior it is non-paintable. It was clear going on ,but now looks like plastic gobby stuff on the outside. Any suggestions on how to remove this? Should I just use white paintable caulk instead? What a mess!

Chip

11:05AM | 09/18/00
Yes that is a mess, you probably used silicon, which is not paintable. I would only use a white paintable calk if you plan on painting, if not the white will stick out like a sore thumb. You will probably need to replace the cedar shakes, not because of the calk, but that is what needs to be done if your not planning on painting and I wouldn't recomend painting cedar shakes.

One thought: You could cut out the silicon caulk with a razor knife, try going to the wood leaving no silicon (nothing adheres to cured silicon well) take a cedar shake to a pro paint store and have them match a quart to the shake, get a tube of white paintable latex caulk (go ahead and get the best one they have) get a medium artist brush(we call them by the hour brushes). Re-caulk the cracks, wipeing smooth with a wet finger, when dry use the hourly brush to paint the caulk. This is just a try-me idea, your best bet would be replacing the damaged shakes.
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I did not take in consideration that you may have cedar shake siding, sorry.

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Deedee

03:13PM | 09/22/00
Member Since: 09/02/00
7 lifetime posts
I have cedar shakes not siding. I will try scraping the caulk off as you advised and re-doing with the paintable white caulk. If I was to replace the damaged shakes would I be able to do this myself? Isn't it quite a big job raising the shakes above the ones that need replaced? I've seen Bob Villa do it with no problem, but I'm talking about me. If I do attempt to replace the shakes can I purchase only a few at a time or are they only purchased in budles? What am I talking about? I can't even figure out how to nail them down without starting at the top. I think I've watched too many fix it shows. thanks Deedee

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Chip

10:59AM | 09/23/00
LOL, You can't watch too many fixit shows. You should be able to go to any major hardware store and buy shakes individually, call around.

Replacing them is not that hard, I found some detailed instructions here on Bob Villa, http://www.bobvila.com/care.htm


Deedee

02:20PM | 09/24/00
Member Since: 09/02/00
7 lifetime posts

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