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bradc4 05-11-2011 01:10 PM

Window Flashing/Brick Mold
 
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Hello,

I am new here, and am in need of some help. I recently have had new windows installed in my house from a reputable company. I have some issues with the way they did the aluminum flashing, I don't believe its right and have had some other people tell me its wrong, opinions please! They had originally told me that this space was for ventilation lol, yet half of the windows they did this seam is caulked.....now they are telling me they will just go and caulk all of the seams. This picture is a picture of the bottom left hand corner of a window. Help! I still have half the payment for the windows so they will not be left off the hook that easy :no: Also if anyone has any pictures of how this would look, could they post them please!

rossfingal 05-12-2011 07:20 PM

Post more pictures, from a distance a little farther away -with better lighting.
RF

bradc4 05-12-2011 07:28 PM

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Sorry this is all I have right now

Tom Struble 05-12-2011 07:42 PM

well it is alot of ventilation:yes:j/k the first pic you posted that seam really dosn't need caulk,but in the second one i'd want the sill rewrapped so that big gap isn't there anymore,you don't need more caulk,you just need it in the right place

kwikfishron 05-12-2011 07:53 PM

T1-11 in J-channel.
I learn something new every day.:)

HomeSealed 05-12-2011 09:28 PM

I'm sorry, but that looks like some pretty shoddy work. Ventilation!?Really?!:eek:.... The goal of replacing your windows is to eliminate "ventilation" through those openings. The only part of a window wrap that should not be caulked imo, are mitered, overlapping areas, and the space under the sill to allow escape of any moisture that could possibly work its way in there.

HomeSealed 05-12-2011 09:31 PM

I'd also mention that Ron has a good point on the siding system. That is pretty "unconventional" to say the least, and is just asking for problems.


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