Replacing Interior Caulk: Fixing seasonal gaps around the house

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Tom Kraeutler
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Do you have any tips for replacing interior caulk? In our nine-year-old house, the spaces where the cabinets meet the drywall were caulked, and after about three or four years the caulk began to crack, leaving a gap in these areas. The gaps get larger in winter--as much as one eighth of an inch in some places--and are hardly noticeable in the summer as they tend to close. Is there a caulk that is flexible enough to correct this problem? Is there a better time of the year to replace interior caulk? I might add that the paint on both the cabinets and walls is in good condition, so we don't want to be faced with a big paint job.

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