Originally Posted by HomeSealed
I think the exterior finishing looks absolutely terrible... Some of the above points are true, but the aluminum trim is horrendous. It looks like a 1/2" gap between the siding cut-back and trim that was then filled with caulk. The interface between the trim and the window looks very questionable as well. I would not be surprised at all if the only thing keeping that window from leaking right now is a bead of caulk on the top of the trim, but that is just speculation on my part.... On the plus side, the reveals look good, so at least it was installed square. Just finished by an amateur on the exterior.
There were two different guys who did the work. I think it's because of a union thing.
Anyway, it is an old house. It's 100 years old. I'm not sure what year the siding was put on but it was a long time ago. I expected there to be tyvek wrap or something underneath the siding but I didn't see any.
I was planning on having the siding replaced in a year or two but after seeing this I might need it sooner.
Any suggestions on what I should say to the installation people when they call me back about the install? They've already called me back about putting the shutters back on. The installation department is going to check in with me after it's done to make sure everything's ok. What do I say? That the exterior trim looks awful? I'm not all that familiar with the terminology as this is the first window I've ever bought and had installed. It does look GREAT on the inside though.
Sorry about the unkempt vegetation. I hadn't been home much lately and I should have hired a lawn service to keep things up while I was away.