I am having a metal building built. It will have a brick veneer wall along the front side of it with commercial type aluminum frame windows. I have a few questions that I hope you can help me with.
1. Is it OK that the entry door was installed before any kind of sheathing or vapor barrier wrap? If not, please make suggestions as to what should be done.
2. Can you look at the brick ledge and tell me the proper brick ledge flashing to use and whether it should be installed below or above the first course of bricks. Any product suggestions that I should use here. Please take note that the first course of bricks sits below the sidewalk to the right of the door.
3. Can you tell me the best way to prepare the framed openings prior to the installation of the extruded aluminum frames that will hold the insulation window units? The glass company will be installing a 4.5" frame and I don't think it will have a nail-on flange, just extruded aluminum.
4. Can you make recommendations as to the best type of vapor barrier? The walls will be sheathed with 7/16" OSB. How should this be wrapped, taped, etc.
I have purchased lentils for use over the door and windows. I have not purchased any other window flashing material or brick ledge flashing.
Guys, any help here would be greatly appreciated. Product links or links to threads would really help me out.
I just want to have enough knowledge to ensure that this is done correctly before the windows are set and the bricks are laid.
Thanks a million