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Old 08-16-2009, 06:36 AM   #1
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Looking for comments about a product from Marvin called Sillguard. Is it worth the expense over conventional tape products? Also I read a press release that advised against using for recessed masonry applications. I have 2 x 6 construction with brick exterior. Does this mean I shouldn't use a Sillguard for the windows I'm about to replace? If so why?

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Old 08-16-2009, 07:00 AM   #2
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I have never used it but I would say it is much better than tape. There are other similar products available, including metal and composite wraps that do the same thing. Marvin makes good products, but at a price. Check at a local lumber yard that sells doors(not big box), for alternatives. You definitly need something under that door to prevent wood damage from leaks.

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with a brick exterior you should use lead flashing which you get at your local masonry supply store. A gap of 3/16" around the windows is left to provide adequate space for caulking.
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with a brick exterior you should use lead flashing which you get at your local masonry supply store. A gap of 3/16" around the windows is left to provide adequate space for caulking.
lead, are you serious. Who uses lead these days!!
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My chimney was rebuilt not too long ago & flashed with lead
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lead, are you serious. Who uses lead these days!!
I used 3 X 3 metal headers and lead flashing. Maybe you do cheap jobs, but most of mine are over $100,000 and short cuts are not allowed.

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