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Bill demonstrates how to use a combination of materials to flash over the flanges. Finally, he installs the pre-built casing over the new window.
Watch as Bill applies sealant to the window flange; checks the window for plumb, level, and square; and fastens the flanges to secure the window.
Learn how to clean the existing rough opening and inspect for damage before installing the new window.
October 25, 2013
Cut a reglet into foam wall sheathing and slip counterflashing above your window or door.
Keeping water out of windows begins at the top. Mike's method for head flashing is a bit surprising—peel and stick flashing tape does most of the work and copper flashing protects it from UV rays.
Flashing windows and doors with pre-applied trim, such as brickmold, is a lot trickier than flashing a window or door with flanged jambs that will be covered with trim later.
It's important to integrate the window into the wall, rather than just covering the hole with glass.
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