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Old 08-22-2010, 05:32 PM   #16
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Right it is bent so that it lays flat against the face of the window about 3/4". Was caulked behind it before trim went on.
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Right it is bent so that it lays flat against the face of the window about 3/4". Was caulked behind it before trim went on.
Or was it?

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Old 08-22-2010, 05:50 PM   #18
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It lays right against where the window meets the wood framing and a bead of caulk was layed where window meets the framing. Then the trim was put over it.
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looks like the installer kicked out a bend onto the window,nice way to do it as long as he caulked first,looks like a very nice wrap job,but by the looks of the water on the window its really being soaked,kinda hard to get a replacement window to perform well under those conditions,

can you take a pic further back so we can see whats above?
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Yes it was an unusual amount of rain ,41/2" . But I would hate to think I am going to have a problem whenever rainfall is going to be heavy.Granted it rained like this for about 15 hours.We had some flooding here and like I said it was a huge amount of rain .I'll try to get that pic for you. Right now I covered the window with plastic to keep the rain out.

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[ATTACH]window flashing-dscn2091.jpg[/ATTACH] Here are some shots from the top. You can see how the trim tucks under the old flashing and the flashing doesn't go past the top edge of the trim. I am wondering if some wicking was going on.
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installer did about all he could do with that type of window
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Do you think it would be worth maybe pulling back the siding above the window and putting in a new piece of flashing that extends a little past the top of the trim? We are totally pleased with the job he did putting the windows in the wrap job on the trim is beautiful. Do you think an inspection around the window and maybe a little more caulk here and there would help?
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yes to both questionsare there any windows or wall penetrations above the window?if you can stand back a little more so we can see where the window is in relation to other parts of the house really would help

your not supposed to stand on a step ladder like that...its dangerous
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window flashing-dscn2093.jpg These are the 2 windows I had the problem with.
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that's a typical problem with sidewalls with no soffit protection,the existing siding is marginal at best at stopping water penetration,looks to be 40-60 years old,gable vent is also a suspect

removing the siding over the windows and installing a more robust farther projecting drip cap would be where i would start

most likely some brittle 15lb felt under the siding now...if anything

there may be a fiber backer ''insulation'' under each layer of shingle or a layer of undercourse either way not much in the way of head lap protection
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eYou're right about the age of the siding and the fiber backing. I guess it's going to take some investigation. I don't think it's the gable vent seeing that the leak was on the ceiling in the room below the window. The upstairs ceiling below the gable vent is fine. I think maybe thats one thing I can rule out. The lower window was leaking ,then I stapled plastic over it during the rain and the leak stopped ,so its somewhere around the window trim.

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Well, I had the installer over yesterday , we figure we will start by pulling the row of siding above the windows and reflashing with some that will go higher up the wall and at least extend beyond the top of the trim.He also suggested that where the siding meets the top of the flashing that it shouldn't sit directly on top of it ,which can cause wicking. He wants to keep it up a bit like when you do when you side over step flashing.
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