Should I use caulk or spackling?

I need to fix a window and I could use some advice.
  8 answers
  • Adrianne C Adrianne C on Mar 10, 2014
  • 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 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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