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bad window installation

Posted by omron (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 16, 10 at 18:42

Hello, in Nov/09 I had a complete tear-out, dual pane vinyl framed casement, awning and fixed sealed windows installed. The installation falls below acceptable standards. Major being the exterior weather seal of the building envelope is breached.

The house has vinyl siding front and balance of house is stucco, previously had aluminum sliders and fixed picture windows. The original drip edge flashings were left in place where stucco finish is in place. The original flashing does not extend over the windows as necessary. It terminates on top of the new window frames, due to the thickness of the new windows that are dual pane windows.

The proper way to correct this would be to remove the stucco above the window, place the drip cap, and then patch the stucco,which they will not do.

They want to correct this by installing drip caps, which will be screwed to the top of the pvc brickmould. The screw heads will be caulked and the drip caps will be caulked to the wall. Will this cause additional issues??? Any recommendations or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...06321157kEnwvl

Photo shows original flashing that was left in place on top of the windows where stucco is in place. It allows water to penetrate under it as it does not extend out far enough over the top of the windows.

Not sure if the photo will work

Thanks


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