A Weatherproof Window Installation
Layers of redundant flashing and sealant ensure that the most expensive part of your house is also the best protected.
Synopsis: As the building industry tightens up on air-sealing and energy efficiency, builders need to be more aware of the risks associated with moisture and especially with bulk-water entry. Windows and their installation is an area ripe for major improvement for saving energy and increasing durability. The best installations keep water out, give it an escape path for when it inevitably leaks in, and block unwanted air movement. In this article, builder Brian Knight demonstrates his methods for ensuring window installations are as tight as possible.
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As the building industry tightens up on air-sealing and improves energy efficiency, we need to be more aware of the risks associated with air and water intrusion. Materials that get wet won’t dry out as quickly or easily as they used to do in leaky, poorly insulated houses, and many of the materials being used…