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Cold Air

Posted by sandrab_gardener (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 22, 10 at 12:15

My home is about 15 years old. 2 winters ago I placed plastic on all of my windows and the cold air rushing in would push the plastic out. Meanwhile, when I placed my hands over the strips that are put on the wall that are about every 3 or 4 feet in a manufactured home, I felt cold air -- like the strips were not sealing the wall. I would not remove the plastic for it was hard to put it up. My question is -- can I remove the strips that are on my walls (every 3 or 4 feet) and apply a caulk/silicone and then reapply the strips? Or can I apply paint and throw away the strips? I need to seal up my home and do not know how to begin. Also, how would I seal around the windows and be able to remove the plastic once and for all? Any input would be appreciated so much.

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RE: Cold Air

I do not think cold air should be coming through the strip areas. Makes me wonder about the insulation factor.

Many people have removed the strips and filled in between the pieces of sheet rock then primed and painted the walls.

Try doing a search for removing strips on walls in the search box bottom of the front subject page.

They make caulk for around windows. Ask at hardware store what they suggest for your area.


RE: removing wall strips

Try this link to many people discussing the wall strips.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wall strip removal

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