Should I use caulk or spackling?

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I need to fix a window and I could use some advice.
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  • Adrianne C Adrianne C on Mar 10, 2014
    Caulk!
  • Silicone caulk - because it remains flexible to help with the expansion and contraction of the window.
  • Chatty Larson Chatty Larson on Mar 10, 2014
    Caulk :D Keep the weather out.
  • Kelly Seifer Kelly Seifer on Mar 10, 2014
    Silicone caulk definately
  • Susan Hartline Susan Hartline on Mar 10, 2014
    silicone caulk.it is also paintable. spackling gets dry and hard and tends to crack. never use it for window or door repair.just walls!
  • Lee Gamble Lee Gamble on Mar 10, 2014
    SILICONE caulk is the correct product to use, but pure silicone will not accept paint - make sure IF you are needing to paint the repair, to see if the product says "paintable". I will often use pure silicone to fill around a window to seal, allow to dry, but then top off with a paintable caulk...
  • Adrianne C Adrianne C on Mar 11, 2014
    Look for window caulk at your supply store, it comes in various colors.
  • Window Universe Window Universe on Jun 18, 2014
    You should have a professional come out and repair your window. I always tell people to check with the original manufacturer or the company whom installed the windows to see if they are still under warranty, because a lot of times they are and will repair them for you!
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