Typical to put foam between wood bucking and window opening ?
Hey everyone..I am having impact windows installed NOW. THey put the wood bucking all around the frame to square it up. Now there is a 1/4-1/2 gap between the wood bucking and window opening. Should they fill it with a foam ? They told me all they want to do is to caulk it.
I would have them do it. After installing new windows in my house I knew i wanted to insulate that gap but didnt make it a priority. As it started getting colder around Sept - Oct I noticed that one of the windows already started to develop mold in that gap from condensation. After that I quick like a bunny insulated all the windows.
The window instructions said it was ok to use low expansion foam and so I did. Then this year for my last 2 bay window and patio door I used fiberglass batting. I think I prefer the fiberglass as it didnt make a mess like the foam may do if the installer isnt careful, /points to self Either way make sure to have that space insulated.