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Old 04-12-2012, 12:13 AM   #16
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the way they bend the metal is short!! thats it!! temm them to make it 1 inch bigger or so...and calk it to j channls!!

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the way they bend the metal is short!! thats it!! temm them to make it 1 inch bigger or so...and calk it to j channls!!
That is not the only problem: 1. There should be a piece of j-channel under the sill, 2. the rest of the J looks pretty jacked up. I would not be surprised if it is loose. 3. There is no need to caulk the capping to the J. That is commonly done by hack installers who wrap over the drip cap or neglect to install one, thereby directing any moisture behind the siding right into the window opening.

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Well...Window World came by and fixed the problem, somewhat. They installed drip caps on all of the windows, but I still need to go around and install J-Channel on the bottoms of the windows. I probably would not go with Window World
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feel like posting a few pics? or are you just totally disgusted at this point?
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Well...Window World came by and fixed the problem, somewhat. They installed drip caps on all of the windows, but I still need to go around and install J-Channel on the bottoms of the windows. I probably would not go with Window World
Post a pic if you can dukes, I'm interested to see how they added a proper drip cap with a "out and back" bend like that.
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That is not the only problem: 1. There should be a piece of j-channel under the sill,

not necessarily,u/t trim [which may have been used originally]could be used


but the total lack of any flashing/waterproofing makes everything suspect


this is not something the op can live with,the risk of additional damage to his home is too great
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not necessarily,u/t trim [which may have been used originally]could be used


but the total lack of any flashing/waterproofing makes everything suspect


this is not something the op can live with,the risk of additional damage to his home is too great
UT is acceptable as well, but at least 1 of the 2 is necessary. Personally I prefer UT inside J for a snug fit when possible. I agree, that everything here is highly suspect.
Dukes, was the siding done by the same company?
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I will post some pictures as soon as I get a chance too...I am in the home stretch of my school year, so once Summer break hits I will have plenty of time.

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