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Just bought a house with a folding glass shower screen (5 panel) first screen is fixed. This screen sits on bath edge. The folding panels have seals but not fixed panel. It had silicone sealant on inside which was black ans horrible! So having removed should I reseal on the inside or outside, or both?


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silicon should be on the outside only unless the manufacturer of the screen states otherwise.

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Sealing only the outside edge is the normal practice unless the manufacturer says otherwise. This reduces the speed at which mould forms, because the sealant on the outside edge isn't subject to constant drenching like it would be if applied to the inside edge + they typically have a drainage channel to route any water that enters the hinged section back into the bath which you risk blocking if you seal the inside.

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silicon should be on the outside only unless the manufacturer of the screen states otherwise.

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Thanks everyone. Very helpful as always!


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