I have some leaks in my porch that need caulking, as it drips inside my basement when this leaking occurs, and also could cause rotting of the underlayment.
I see GE makes a Silicone II paintable 100% silicone caulk, and silicone caulk is supposedly able to be applied down to -20 degrees (it’s currently between 20 and 30 in Michigan right now, where I live), but their website says use at 40 degrees or above. Is this just hedging on their part? The site makes no differentiation between the paintable stuff and the pure unpaintable silicone as far as installation temps, but as I said, I have read that 100% silicone is usable down to -20 degrees, although curing time may be extended.
I have got to seal this up, and this is my best bet. I don’t want to use clear, white, grey, almond, or black unpaintable caulk, as it would clash with the colors on my porch. I am hoping to apply the caulk now and paint it in the spring/summer when it gets wamr enough to paint again. (I don’t care about the clashing when it’s covered in snow).
Any advice would be appreciated.