Caulking the Interior of New Windows

Caulking the Interior of New Windows

How to use a caulking gun and how to caulk new windows TwoPlusCute

We are finishing up the new window of the nursery, now that we fixed the missing drip cap. Once a window is installed, the next step is to seal it properly. And the next-next step is to tackle the rest of our non-closing, non-opening, old windows.

Especially the one I caved in with my thumb. Long story but it was so rotten I pushed through the wood, with just my finger…

In this post however, we are sharing how and where to caulk the interior of newly installed windows.

We will also demonstrate a caulking gun (a good caulking gun – mom pay attention!) and how to use it. There is a LOT of information in this post so get the beverage of your choice and read on!

 

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Adding a Drip Cap to Existing Windows

Adding a Drip Cap to Existing Windows

Flashing windows, adding aluminum drip edge, by TwoPlusCute

I would like to make some naughty yet intelligent pun about flashing windows but nothing comes to mind. Here is the thing: it rained. Inside the house. Well, it dripped to be exact. And made a small pool on the inside of the window. The brand new window that well, was missing a little something: a drip edge cap above the window.

There was a drip cap above the window. However, it had to be over the trim (or brick molding) that is over the window. Semantics one might say…

We immediately called the Newbie House Owners’ Support Line (in other words, we called my father in law) and after a close inspection, he found out we lacked the all important drip edge cap above the new windows. Which we had to install as soon as possible because, the weather was about to change for the much wetter.

We had two days.

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