How much of a gap is acceptable in the vinyl where it meets the windows? New houses inspected today, and I could view either the house wrap or window flashing around the windows. About 1/4 inch was visible without touching it. Not just one section, but several. The picture dosn’t illustrate it as well as I’d like.
Most vinyl windows have a receiving channel (H channel) build into them and the installer does not need to use trim pieces. I cant tell if this is a receiving channel in the window but there should be some movement for contraction and expansion… that being said, if you can push on it and it comes out of the channel,… Id imagine thats bad,… did you say you COULD or could NOT see house wrap or a vapor barrier installed?? I don’t see alot of vinyl out here in Washington,… maybe other HI’s have a clearer answer for you.
Thats fine,… its in a receiving channel of the vinyl window, there is movement for expansion and contraction,… they could have left more material on the vinyl siding, but if you have ever seen sub contractors work,… its usually balls to the wall and they dont always measure their cut outs exactly, or cut exactly on the line:mrgreen: . Im glad there is a vapor barrier. I wouldnt be concerned. Just my opinion.
Joe, why does the window jamb on the left look different than the right picture.
Picture on the left looks like the window had been manufactured with an integral j-bead trim to accept the siding that is pulling out or to short, and on the right it looks like the integral j-trim was meant for something thicker like wood siding or something. Just confusing.
It does look in both cases that there might be some flashing behind the siding.