I was initially asked what direction the windows were facing. My windows were facing South. Other inspectors have stated that they have found the same problem of South facing windows.
It has been mentioned that this is a manufacturers defect.
Is the South facing direction conductive of the defect or is this just a coincidental observation?
Everyone is point to the windows direction.
I would ask 2 questions
> 1 who’s the manufacture of this windows and try to get some fact to that product.
There must be complainants towards that specific-pain and articles out there.
>2 There inherent flaws with that type of insulation process ,mounting , seal break etc.
Exactly what I was thinking. Vinyl windows like this that are meant for installation in one manner or another, usually have weep holes in the correct location.
In this case, if the window is actually meant for a vertical double hung, then the weep holes would be on the right side(the bottom). If it is actually meant for a horizontal installation, then the weep holes would be along the long end of the bottom.
Very common defect… but not just the sagging seals. Pitting and bubbling are often more common than sag. Butyl was a poor choice for “seals” as it flows when warm and gets hard when cold. Prime for failure in a window application.