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Low VOC silicone caulk for glass shower door install

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Can anyone recommend a low VOC silicone or clear caulk I can use to install a glass shower door?   We bought a sliding glass shower door at Lowe's and it has some kind of metal strips along the sides.  Once we have screwed it through the tile and into the wall, it recommends a bunch of silicone around the edges and the bottom rail.  I would prefer to use low VOC caulking if I can find some.  Thanks for any recommendations.  I appreciate it.

Footsox

I can appreciate your desire (post #211481, reply #1 of 3)

I can appreciate your desire to minimize VOC use, but the amount of caulk you'd use for a shower door is inconsequential, in the grand scheme of things.  Save your earth-sparing energy for something more substantial.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Note that, in terms of VOCs, (post #211481, reply #3 of 3)

Note that, in terms of VOCs, the emissions are apt to be several times higher to remove and replace the caulk, vs what would be emitted from standard good-quality caulks in the first place.  And the wrong caulk will need replacement in as little as 2-3 years.

It's important to get it done right the first time.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

I would look for bathroom (post #211481, reply #2 of 3)

I would look for bathroom silicon caulk which is designed to repel mold and mildew, and would be designed to be compatible with both aluminum and tile.