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Old 12-15-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
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Hi all-

I have an older home (2x4" exterior walls). I recently framed in some new windows. They are new construction- unfortunately I had to remove the nail fins to get the windows to ride flush with the siding like the rest of the house. I am now faced with the issue of properly sealing them (exterior). There is a small brick molding type trim that comes into contact with the exterior of the house (siding removed around perimeter).

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
there are options, for sure.
can you post pictures? they always help.

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Will do- Thanks
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You will likely need a combination of custom bent flashing/caulk, but as stated, pics would definitely help.
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As you can see Ive cut back the aluminum siding and the molding now rests on the underlying ship lap. I've attached a drawing to further explain (excuse my paint skills hahaha)

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I would go with caulking, but I do not think that would be enough.
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Thanks for the response. I'd have to agree I don't believe caulk alone will be enough. Any other ideas?
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as HomeSealed said, alum. flash and caulk... are you replacing the siding too?

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