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Window Flashing - New-Construction Best-Practice Tyvek Method

comments (0) September 20th, 2011 in Blogs
Matt Risinger Matt Risinger, Blogger

Video Length: 10:13
Produced by: Matt Risinger

The number one enemy of your house is water, and I'm a constant crusader on the topic of water management.  My guess is that 90+% of all windows installed in American homes have no sill pan under them.  We as a building community are placing huge faith in these flanged windows that they will never develop a leak when we install them into a hole and tape the flanges then move on with cladding.  Windows can & will leak, so this install method you'll see here I feel is the best practice method for installing a flanged window in new construction.  I like that this method utlizes off the shelf products and is easily trainable.  I actually use this video as I'm training new carpenters who join our crew.  -Matt Risinger

posted in: Blogs, water and moisture control, tyvek, flashing, andersen windows, water management, window setting, window install, best practice