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Conservatory window sealing

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by DIYspanner, 4 Jul 2020.

  1. DIYspanner

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    Its timber frame and the windows are sealed in with 1/4 round bead.

    Some of the frame has split apart so I need to remove the windows to get the repairs done.

    Rather than refitting the windows with new 1/4 bead, is there any problem with using putty to seal the windows in? My thoughts are putty is better for water proofing.

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  3. Toria J

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    Is it double glazed? Standard putty attacks the seal between the panes and may pop them.

    I've just re-glazed my hardwood door with Flexistrip butyl putty tape then replaced the beads. Looks good. You can get foam tape in various widths too. Have a look at dry glazing videos.
     
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    Yes, its double glazed but having been built it 1994, I don't know what the glazing seals are made of.

    Rather daft that the industry doesn't have a putty for double glazing application.

    The beading is tattered so would have to but new.
     
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