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Old 08-23-2016, 05:48 PM   #1
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Flashing for Windows

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I just ripped out the casing and windows of a bedroom of my house. I noticed that when I took them out (I say them because they're twin windows), there wasn't any flashing. Its a brick house, and I may be using the wrong term. I'm talking about the membrane material that you usually see used on wrapping houses during construction. Is that necessary? It wasn't there before, and I don't have water damage of any sort. But I wanna make sure I do it right. I did notice that it was sealed very very well with caulk. Took a lot of effort to get the casing out. Any advice is great! Thanks!


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Old 08-24-2016, 05:17 AM   #2
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Re: Flashing for Windows

Homes were built, and waterproof, for hundreds of years before peal and stick flashing.

I am assuming that you have a wood framed structural wall with a vented brick veneer. At that point, the flashing approach is a bit different and there are some aspects of this that you cannot repeat based on the the construction being completed already.


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That's awesome. Thanks man. I've seen a lot of windows installations that have a framed opening of 1 x 4 boards. In this case, the window already fits perfectly in the 2 x 4 framing. I guess that's just lucky?
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