Vinyl Installation Window Question

(Larry King) #1

Inspected home built in 2016 with vinyl widows installed and Fiber cement siding. Windows appear flush with siding on sides and bottom, but there is a gap at top.
Should this area be caulked? Does it appear to be installed correctly? If appropriate house wrap, tape and flashing are installed would this be a problem?
Is it the appropriate window to be installed with Fiber cement siding?
A lot of questions… but looking for answers/suggestions.
Thanks

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(Chuck Evans, CMI TREC 7657) #2

Why windows leak in new construction Houston homes

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(Russell G. Cloyd, KY LIC #166164) #3

It appears that the required head flashing is missing. No, caulk cannot serve as head flashing.

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(Robert Young) #4

1: The manufactured framed window was not flush/parallel to the framing.
2: The window is not flashed properly. The term, cap flashing. Typically/usually cap flashing extends >< 1.25" inches on both sides.
How to install flashing around windows and doors.
Great inspecting by the way!

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