Rubber sealant has come off the windows


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butterfly

The heating bills on my flat are extortionate and I believe this is du
to the draught from my windows. The rubber sealant is ruined. Any idea
on how I go about replacing it? I phoned window ppl from my yellow page
and was advised I would probably have to replace all the windows
 
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John Rumm

butterfly said:
The heating bills on my flat are extortionate and I believe this is due
to the draught from my windows. The rubber sealant is ruined. Any ideas
on how I go about replacing it? I phoned window ppl from my yellow pages
and was advised I would probably have to replace all the windows!
Get a couple of tubes of clear silicone sealant...
 
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butterfly

John said:
butterfly wrote:-
The heating bills on my flat are extortionate and I believe this i
due
to the draught from my windows. The rubber sealant is ruined. An
ideas
on how I go about replacing it? I phoned window ppl from my yello
pages
and was advised I would probably have to replace all the windows!-

Get a couple of tubes of clear silicone sealant...

Gotcha.......thanks
 
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Merryterry

The heating bills on my flat are extortionate and I believe this is due
to the draught from my windows. The rubber sealant is ruined. Any ideas
on how I go about replacing it? I phoned window ppl from my yellow pages
and was advised I would probably have to replace all the windows!
Which seals are you talking about? Is it the glass to frame seal or
the frame to outer frame seal. I had the same problem but double
glazing guy came round and showed me it was the hinges on the opening
windows that were worn and they were not pulling the opening window
tight on the frame seals.

£150 to renew hinges on whole of house. You might be lucky.
 
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robgraham

Which seals are you talking about? Is it the glass to frame seal or
the frame to outer frame seal. I had the same problem but double
glazing guy came round and showed me it was the hinges on the opening
windows that were worn and they were not pulling the opening window
tight on the frame seals.

£150 to renew hinges on whole of house. You might be lucky.
If it's the rubber strips on the moving bits, then a roll of draught
excluder from one of the sheds should do - it certainly did it for my
daughter's windows.

Rob
 
C

Clive Mitchell

John said:
Get a couple of tubes of clear silicone sealant...
One technique like this is to smear Vaseline on one surface then put a
bead of silicon on the other surface. When they are closed and the
silicon allowed to cure it will only stick to the non-Vaselined surface,
thus creating a tight seal.

Never tried it myself. I'd be cautious about using plenty of Vaseline
on all adjacent surfaces in case I siliconed the window shut completely!
 
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Dave Liquorice

Never tried it myself. I'd be cautious about using plenty of Vaseline
on all adjacent surfaces in case I siliconed the window shut
completely!
Could be avoided by using clingfilm, vaselined where the silicone should
go.
 
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I got a follow up question:
If it's the gap between the window frame and the wall, can I put the silicon sealant over the existing clear sealant?
 

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