Prevent Window Leaks with Proper Window Installation
In the past, many windows were installed in such a way as to create a high risk of leakage, with telltale signs like rotting frames and moldy insulation. This could lead to large bills and unhappy customers. However, recent advances in materials and design make it much easier and more economical to avoid leakage problems in the first place. A good-quality, properly-fitted sill flashing can redirect water away from the rough opening, preventing it from accumulating and causing problems. However, to install a sill flashing, you will often need to expand the rough opening.
- Improper window installation causes damaging leaks and expensive repairs in the future.
- A proper window installation starts with creating a rough opening and making sure it is the proper dimensions for the frame.
- Using a proper seal and flashing at the end of the installation is crucial to preventing leaks
“For only an extra 15 minutes of effort and a few dollars worth of materials, you can make any window installation watertight and lawsuit-proof.”