gap between j channel and window

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Old 03-24-18, 08:59 AM
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gap between j channel and window

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I currently have a siding contractor installing vinyl siding on my home. He used 1/2 inch foam board on the outside, and then installed the siding over that. Now, the siding and foam bored is sticking out from the window and it looks terrible. He now wants to charge me $1000 to fix it. How would you fix this issue? Just use a 1x to fill the gap between the window from and the jchannel? How would you attach the 1x to the jchannel? I'm very upset that this contractor didn't see this as being an issue before he installed, but now I feel like I have to get something done before water gets in there.

If you have pictures of how this issue has been resolved in the past, that would be wonderful!
 
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Old 03-24-18, 09:12 AM
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One way to do it is to bend an L out of aluminum trim coil to cap the foam. Part slips next to the window, part slips behind the j channel. Caulk the metal to the window. He must be stupid if he thinks you are going to pay any extra for something he was too dumb to do right in the first place. Withhold any more payments.
 
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Old 03-24-18, 09:26 AM
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Contractor installed the foam and is wanting extra to finish the job?

There may be j channel material readily available, you are not the first to ever have insulation installed.

Attempting to leave the windows like shown is not your issue and absolutely should not be an extra charge!
 
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Old 03-24-18, 09:58 AM
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Yeah, if you are using foam, and you know it's going to show, you usually put it all in a wider j-channel. Marq is right about this not being anything unique. Anyone who has ever done siding would know that.
 
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He "fixed" it by installing pvc board to cover the gap. It looks like a 5 year old caulked it.
 
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There's not one thing I can see that was done right.
In the first picture it looks like the wrong style window was installed, looks like there's no nailing fin or sill.
In the second picture he did not remove the old coil stock on the sill and build out the jambs and sill, then rewrap all the exposted wood and add brick molding or 5/4 vinyl trim to the jambs.
There would not be any need for any caulking if this had of been done right.
He has no clue what he's doing and needs to go!
 
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Old 03-26-18, 08:09 AM
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Not sure I'm seeing the fix, is that still a gap next to the window?

I'm not even going to mention anything about that caulking!
 
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Old 03-26-18, 08:22 AM
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That's the 3/4x1/2 blind stop between the window and the pvc trim. Worst "fix" ever.

I doubt this siding guy even has a brake the way it looks.
 
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