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numerous windows leaking

#1 Post by broccoli6969 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:43 pm

Hi Guys (and gals I'm assuming),

Came across this forum while researching my problem.

A have numerous windows leaking. I'm ok and happy with the windows, just want them to stop leaking. The outside trim is old and rotted. I was going to pull the trim off. Pull out the window. Re-flash (water-proof paper the opening). Re-flash the top of the window. Put window back in (newly caulked). Re-trim with some non-real wood, non-rotting, type wood like stuff. Caulk and paint. Is this a good course of action? If so, any advice? If not what would you suggest? Do you need pictures?

Thanks a lot for your time.

Billy

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Re: numerous windows leaking

#2 Post by Windows on Washington » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:24 pm

Pictures are going to help a bunch.

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#3 Post by broccoli6969 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:11 am

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here are two pictures that sum up the job. Let me know if you need more.

Thanks again for any advice.

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#4 Post by Windows on Washington » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:08 am

How bad is the rot on the exterior?

These might be real good candidates for full tear outs. Much better chance of sealing it back to the envelope that way.

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#5 Post by broccoli6969 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:22 am

Bad.

And I noticed that there is no metal flashing above one of the windows. New windows are not an option. I figure I'll "fully tear out" the windows and reinstall them knowing it was done properly. Looking for advice on the finer parts of the how-to. Got the jist of it.

Thanks for your time.

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#6 Post by Windows on Washington » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:47 am

If the windows are okay, pull all the exterior wood, install a proper drip cap detail, re-flash the connection between the window and the home, re-install new trim and seal and/or wrap it.

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