If you have storm windows installed on top of your wood windows make sure who
ever is doing the work that they remove the storm windows and cap behind them ,
then reinstall the storm windows. I have seen to many rotted window frames
from people haveing the capping installed on top of the storms and rain water
or condensation getting behind the capping.
I doubt he has storms since he stated he has casement windows. Casements are
a lot harder to cap. The aluminum must be very accurately installed so sash
can swing over it without dragging. On some casement you can remove the
interior trim and bring the capping all the way in under it than reinstall
the trim. This will hold the cap down straight.
Talk to several window manufactures ,, Pella Anderson ,,etc etc
keeping the water out by proper flashing, proper undercurving of
aluminum to allow flow off , of water, it is critical unless as most
assinine instalers assssume caulk will do it ,,,,,,,I hired a guy who
said we was doing it for 9 years and he was a pro and nobody
complained, and had a family,, I pointed his BS out , he walked with
his BS and would not take any money......
People , Folks ,, , Flashing a window is like flashing a Chimney
,,, GOOD jobs last 100 years with copper......... 6 months with caulk,
to many morons thinking they can fix your shit , cause you more
problems in the lomg run like wood rot. .. Good luck
I believe ,if you look around, you might find a product made to slip over
the 908 casings that are usually on
casement windows and most new Stanley Steel doors, made of vinyl, probably
only in white, maybe tan.....
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