Weatherproof Window Installation, Episode 2: Prepping and Installing the Window
In this episode, we detail the best practices for air-sealing the window, and flashing it to the outside of the house.
Prepping and Installing the Window: Not all windows are created equal, and it’s tough to predict long-term performance. Rather than trying to discriminate based on brand or try to predict, every window that gets installed—regardless of brand, material, or price—receives the same belt-and-suspenders treatment to ensure that air and water leaks aren’t going to be an issue. This means taping all vulnerable areas of the window unit itself before it’s set into the rough opening.
|Episode 1: Prepping the Rough Opening
Learn techniques for protecting the window opening with an angled sill and flashing tapes
|Episode 2: Prepping and Installing the Window
In this episode, we detail the best practices for air-sealing the window, and flashing it to the outside of the house
|Episode 3: Insulation and Air-Sealing
Working from the interior, Brian installs several layers of insulation and air-sealing
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