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Old 10-25-2006, 03:00 PM  
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I have a window leaks, which I plan to patch using pieces of flashing over a rotten window frame. The problem is I need to have a waterproof seal where the flashing goes up against the glass.
Right now I'm assuming a good silicone sealant will work between a glass and flashing joint. Is this true?


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Welcome to the Forum Darsunt:
Yes, silicone is a good product for this use. There are sealants that might have more adhesion but the silicone eliminates a lot of mess.
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Old 10-25-2006, 03:36 PM  
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Silicone will set/seal very well. You will need a high grade silicone. The easiest rating to find on a tube of silicone is 100%, the next best rating is the years it's supposed to last. 30 year silicone is good stuff, but can't be painted over well.

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Silicone latex... this will need to be painted. If you're going to paint it anyway, use the silicone latex and paint it soon.

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Old 10-25-2006, 04:25 PM  
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Thanks

I know that usually you use roofing sealant under flashing, my only concern was whether silicone would hold a watertight seal between glass and flashing metal. Since it does, all my problems should be solved!
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