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External gap between brick and sliding door ..what caulking to use

markmarshall
Budding Contributor

External gap between brick and sliding door ..what caulking to use

Hi  All

Looking for some advice on how I can address a gap all along one of my sliding doors.

 

There's a gap on the outside between the brick and the Sliding door, and most certainly must be impacting insulating the home.

 

On the opposite side of the door it seems to be caulked.

May be due to movement the gap is gotten bigger or I was just blind and didn't pick up the issue. :smile:

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Can this be done by DIF, or should engage a pro?

If DIY what type of caulking should be used? 

 

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wooshka
Junior Contributor

Re: External gap between brick and sliding door ..what caulking to use

@markmarshall , i would simply rivet a piece of same colour aluminium angle to the frame

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: External gap between brick and sliding door ..what caulking to use

Hi @markmarshall,

 

It's great to see you've already received a helpful reply from @wooshka.

 

You might like to use a product similar to Selleys 450g No More Gaps Coloured Caulk Gap Filler - Cedar. I would advise first pushing a filler rod firmly into that gap to take up the bulk of the space. If you don't use the rod then you'll be using an excessive amount of gap filler. Once you've filled the gap you can use a wet finger to smooth the filler off and conform it the shape of the bricks.

 

This would be considered a D.I.Y. job dependant on your level of handiness.

 

Please let us know if you need further assistance or had questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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markmarshall
Budding Contributor

Re: External gap between brick and sliding door ..what caulking to use

Thanks Mitchell ..had no clue about the filler rod.

 

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caulkerchris
Newbie

Re: External gap between brick and sliding door ..what caulking to use

Hey mark, just be careful when using sellies Color caulk as it will slump and run if not done properly or if rain hits it during curing process. 

My advice would be to use sikaflex pro poly. And fill the gap using a open cell backing rod as the bond breaker. Usually that occurres over an articulation joint in your brickwork. So dependent on where you are and when the house was built, you might be required to use a certain product to meet the building code requirements.

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Jason
Community Manager
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Re: External gap between brick and sliding door ..what caulking to use

Many thanks for joining the discussion and sharing your knowledge and experience @caulkerchris. It sounds like the Bunnings Workshop community could really benefit from your wisdom. We're really pleased to have you join us and look forward to reading more of your posts soon.

 

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