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inthepink 06-16-2008 10:15 AM

Shutter replacement
With the recent storms in MI, several of my shutters were ripped from my house. I have removed all the old ones, bought new ones, which are wider than the originals. Do I need to put putty/silicone in the old holes before installing the new shutters to prevent water/rodent damage, or is it ok to just drill new ones and leave the old holes as is?

handyguys 06-16-2008 11:07 AM

I think it will depend on siding material if its really necessary. Its cheap so I may do it regardless. I would use color matched caulk if they will show. if hidden then just any old caulk for exterior use will be fine.

inthepink 06-17-2008 10:40 AM

thx! and the advise on matching caulk...good idea, although i don't think they'll show but i'm a little fussy 'bout that stuff! so glad i found this forum, am single woman and have had several bad "handyman/repairman" problems...taking advantage of my non-knowledge of these things! thanks again!

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