What to Consider When Choosing Outdoor Wall Sconces
Here is the exterior light I am going to replace in this tutorial.
The MOST important part of a wall sconce you need to be aware of is the backplate of the fixture. Why? Because when you pull it off the wall, silicone caulk will be left behind.
In almost all instances, when exterior lighting is installed, the way it is sealed to the wall of the home is with silicone caulk.
Silicone caulk is used because it is waterproof, has a strong adhesion to a variety of surfaces, and is virtually indestructible!
Do you see how large the backplate is? Do you see all the silicone around the backplate of that large shield against the siding?
That is where we begin to run into trouble!