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Old 02-20-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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A house i bought has new replacement windows and they wrapped the wood trim in coil wrap.......But its not caulked anywhere at all. Should it be? I would assume yes where it meets the windows? No between it and the siding channel? (aluminum siding)

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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i personally say yes

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Old 02-20-2012, 09:49 PM   #3
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if the aluminum cladding was properly installed it shouldnt need caulking on the joints other than where it butts up to the window itself.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:52 PM   #4
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A picture would sure help to make sure were all talking about the same areas.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:30 PM   #5
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Yes, there are extremely few reasons for this to not be caulked, at least to the window. Without knowing what is under it? Definitely yes.



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if the aluminum cladding was properly installed it shouldnt need caulking on the joints other than where it butts up to the window itself.
Since he just purchased the house, there is no way to know if this was properly installed. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:13 PM   #6
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A proper window wrap should rely more on proper layering than caulk, but in aluminum siding, generally you should see caulk where the wrap meets the window (on all four sides) and where it meets the siding (on the two sides but not top or bottom) assuming that they utilized the existing drip cap and did a proper bend on the sill piece.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:02 PM   #7
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even when corners are turned up they still need sealant imo

now that can be placed under the seam instead of on top
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even when corners are turned up they still need sealant imo

now that can be placed under the seam instead of on top
Not sure what you are referring to... Mitered corners on the head? If so, the side pieces should extend to the top of the head piece and cut so that they wrap underneath... Not saying that caulk/sealant isn't good cya where it looks nice, but proper flashing should make it nothing more than that.
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no,no face caulk

i meant where we turn up at the sill/rail connection,thats where the problem is

i actually prefer to run a hand saw blade through it as deep as possible and get the sill under it

at the sides and top i pre caulk then put a kick bend on to the unit

i agree caulk by itself will not seal long term
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yes just bought the house and pretty sure homeowner did it......So caulk I will to be sure......Also a few pieces are kind bowed or warped (the piece that runs 90 degrees off the window) were they cut too tight or nailed to tight or something else? Thanks alll I appreciate the info.
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It hard to say by the description... A pic would be great.
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Take it off and throw it in the dumpster or recycle it. That is all aluminum is good for anyhow......

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