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Flashing needed at window?

Posted by Joey on December 19th, 2002 04:07 PM
In reply to Is flashing around windows required? by billy on September 16th, 2002 11:45 PM [Go to top of thread]

Flashing is in-deed NOT required around a window, but rather an optional method of installation. Windows and siding are designed to leak (note the deep tracks in your window with weep holes, both inside and out to move water). However, if a window is installed correctly (I.e.; proper flashing and caulking used behind the siding etc) then it should not penetrate the wall cavity. In short.........Caulking is GREAT and IS acceptable, BUT DOES require maintainence by the owner. I check mine every year before winter hits! It just makes good sense! -Hope that helps!

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