Gap between vent fan exit and the siding....
I actually followed the directions on this one, believe it or not. This was my first time cutting into the siding to install something like this and figured the directions wouldn't steer me in the wrong direction...........
Anywho, this is obviously unacceptable.
I refuse to caulk that big of a gap, so I bought a new exit hood for the bathroom vent fan. It sits almost flush with the cut out on the siding.........however I still don't feel comfortable caulking that, and having the feel good inside me that water isn't somehow going to seep behind it somewhere.
So what are my options? is there something I can put on the edges of the siding on all four sides so that is cleans up the edges and then helps seal it up against the house as well?
Or should I just install a vinyl mounting plate, similar to what is used to mount electrical boxes and lights to a house with siding on there, cut out my 4 inches, then seal the siding to the mounting plate, and screw the vent hood to the mounting plate and caulk it as well?