Window Retrofit - Box Window Problem - Need Help
We hired a contractor/Company to install retrofit windows. They used box windows with no nail fin instead of replacement. They removed the original aluminum sliders. They then screwed the windows into the frame then started to seal the windows with caulking:
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I started to ask about what they were going to do about the moisture barrier. They said they were going to seal it with caulking. I then started to make a big deal about that not being right, they then said they would use foam (after I insisted but that was for insulation). The foam for cracks and gaps. Not the low rise foam.
After insisting that the foam solves the insulation issue but it did not solve the moisture barrier problem they asked what would I do. I referred to the builders plastic or craft paper. They did stuff GMcraft 10 (I would have used 30) in the game but they did not enlarge the area. AFter that they filled the gap with stucco (no wire mesh).
This is a good example of how it looks when they started:
Anyway I have put up some pictures of my debacle. I am not a contractor but do have some common sense and feel that the install is not proper. I live in sunny Los Angeles and the install is complete but need to know what I should do.
Do I have something to worry about?
Should I redo the install?
Is there anything that can be salvaged?