Window Installation Question

Old 01-23-06, 12:48 PM
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Window Installation Question

We just got new windows installed - triple pane.

The guys installed them from the outside, removing the back stops and then placing them against the interior stops.

They only fully caulked around the window on the inside.

They put new alumninum trim on the outside and sealed the seams with caulk - that was the only caulk on the outside.

So, basically, under the trim, there isn't any caulk around the window or wood, etc. You can see right in the walls in some places (if you were to remove the trim), although they did stuff the windows with insulation.

Is this ok - or should they have caulked the window on the outside BEFORE they put the trim on?

From the interior, it is sealed, but I worry about the exterior. Will just caulking the alumnimum trim suffice?

They told me if would have been a waste of caulk and time. I am concerned that my windows might not be properly sealed.

Anyone have thoughts on this?
Old 01-23-06, 05:11 PM
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this looks similar to your other post on this topic.

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