Window flashing is weather-resistant material installed under a building's exterior (siding, stucco, etc.) to divert rainwater and keep it from coming into the structure around windows. If flashing is not properly installed and incorporated into a complete water management system for a building, it can lead to costly water damage, mold and mildew growth and other serious issues. Today, we'll focus in on why you can't simply retrofit window flashing to solve these problems and prevent worsening damage over … [Read more...] about Why You Can’t Retrofit Window Flashing
Have you noticed leaks around one or more of the windows in your home or business, especially during a heavy or wind-driven rain? When facing a situation like this, window leak repair caulking may come to your mind as a simple solution. However, while this may seem to work for a while, this probably isn't a full fix, meaning the issue will likely return eventually. In today's post, we'll explain why simply re-caulking leaky windows generally isn't the right approach to protect your structure from water damage. Why … [Read more...] about Why Window Leak Repair Caulking Doesn’t Work
Leaking stucco might not sound like a big deal but if stucco begins to fail, that moisture can cause catastrophic damage. What's even more frustrating is that it can be difficult for homeowners to understand what's causing the leaking stucco and how extensive the damage beneath the stucco really is. As remediation professionals, we believe it's important for our clients to understand exactly what is happening beneath their stucco and how we intend to remediate the problem and keep it from happening again. … [Read more...] about Leaking Stucco: Causes and Solutions
Replacing windows in stucco walls is a job best left to a remediation professional. In our 20 years of experience, we've seen an abundance of issues with seal failure due to a window replacement in stucco. So, in today's blog, we'll explain why replacing windows in stucco walls can be damaging to your exterior, and why a proper remediation with new construction windows may be necessary instead. Problems When Replacing Windows in Stucco Walls Why do replacement windows cause such problems with stucco siding? As … [Read more...] about Replacing Windows in Stucco Walls: Why Replacement Windows Don’t Work
If you've noticed water leaking through your window frame, you have cause for concern. As exterior building envelope experts with over 20 years of experience remediating homes with water damage issue, we know just how common window frame leaks can be—and just how much damage they can cause. In this post we'll review some of the most common causes of water leaking through the window frame, and at what point it's important to call a professional. Water Leaking Through Window Frame Causes First, let's go over the … [Read more...] about Why Is Water Leaking Through the Window Frame?
Has your window been leaking recently? Did you hire a contractor to fix the flashing? And after they were done, did they tell you that you shouldn’t have to worry about all of the other windows? Well, unfortunately, they may not have been completely honest. If your windows leak water, that can be disastrous to your home. This is often due to improperly installed flashing. So, today we’re talking about resetting windows, sill-pan flashing, and what you need to do to protect your home. Resetting Windows and Sill-Pan … [Read more...] about Resetting Windows: Sill-Pan Flashing and More