Shutter replacement

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  1. Jun 16, 2008 #1

    inthepink

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    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?
     
  2. Jun 16, 2008 #2

    handyguys

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    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.
     
  3. Jun 17, 2008 #3

    inthepink

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    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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