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Exterior Caulking

Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:38 pm
by image969
Hello. I have just installed a slider in my back yard. Couldnt have done it without your videos. So Thanks you.

I'm having a bit of trouble with caulking the outside. Correct me if I'm wrong but when installing a replacement door that already has the brickmold on it, I would cut my shingles back so that brickmold fits inside.

However, I installed new constructions door with nail flange. I installed it and all went fine. but in my cause the door and the siding are perfectly flush.

This appears to be right and I'm assuming that's normal with nail flange install?
So for me to lay the brickmold over the slider with 1/4" reveal it has to sit on top of the siding.. How do I caulk that? I tried one side and made a mess.. the gaps are pretty big and I feel like I'm doing something wrong.

I eventually want to do vinyl on house, but for the time being I'd like to figure this out..

Thanks again for the info. you had already helped me with load bearing, and support wall questions before I tackled this..

Re: Exterior Caulking

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:29 am
by Shannon
Could you please post a couple of pictures of the exterior of the door and wall at the nailing flange area. thanks

Re: Exterior Caulking

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:24 am
by image969
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h31/i ... 4724f7.jpg

That picture is the best I can do, because it's the only one I took before the brick mold went on. The door and the shingles or flush with the nail flange being attatched to the plywood, as it was in your window video. That all seems fine.

But instead of putting the brickmold beside the door.. I covered the edge of the casing with a small reveal just like you would do on an interior door or window.

It seems with replacement windows for example the brick mold goes inside the siding.. Anotherwords the shingles get cut back more.

Re: Exterior Caulking

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:40 am
by Shannon
Ok I see your situation, thanks. You need to cut those shingles back with a circular saw so the brickmold fits between them and the edge of the door frame. Cut it so the space is about an 1/8" wider than the brickmold, this will give you a little wiggle room and it will get caulked to the door and shingles when done. If you have trouble caulking along the shingle side run a strip of painters tape on the shingles to keep the caulking line nice and neat looking. Tape the surface, run your bead of caulk, wipe it with your finger and remove the tape. Good luck hope this helped you.

Re: Exterior Caulking

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:03 pm
by image969
Ok awesome.. So just so I'm understanding.. By cutting the shingles back....I am not overlapping the slider casing with the standard 1/4" reveal like you would do on the inside of say a window?

I am fitting it over the nail flange and it will butt up against the side of the slider jam. In between the slider and the shingles?

Re: Exterior Caulking

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:18 am
by Shannon
That's right

Re: Exterior Caulking

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:05 pm
by image969
OK cool thanks.. Just one final question about it then Ill leave you alone lol.

I understand what I need to do now completely..

The part that confuses me is....When you buy a replacement door that already has the jam on it like your garden door video....That trim islaying on top of the casing of the door.. Whereas using the door with nail flange like I did, the casing will be beside the casing..

is that just how it works based on which door you go with? or is there something else Im missing..

Thanks for all your help.

Re: Exterior Caulking

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:55 pm
by Shannon
Usually the doors and windows with nailing flanges are ment for new construction or a total exterior Reno ,and then the new exterior finish(siding,stucco) would actually cover the nailing fin and no extra trim would be added.

Re: Exterior Caulking

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:37 pm
by image969
Ah cool.. Thanks for making sense of this for me..