The photos at the left show what kind of damage can occur from an improperly installed window.
The original aluminum windows, in this Northern California 2 story home, were removed and vinyl stucco fin style windows were installed. The top 3 photos are different views of the same window opening. The Window that was in this opening appeared to be completely sealed with caulking, and probably was. The problem, however, was coming from the window directly above this one. The upper window was allowing water to enter into the wall. That water traveled within the wall down to the lower window. The lower window, which did not have a flashing system to divert the water to the exterior, was allowing the water to get to the interior of the wall. The results are in the photos.
This home was rescued by our "Reflash Method". The damaged materials were removed and replaced and new block frame vinyl windows were installed.
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