Another job for the books. The window I was called to fix in this beautiful home had been leaking and for the duration of almost one year since the new homeowners, David and Susan had bought it. The window in the second story of the home leaked when it rained and leaked when the snow/ ice dams up above it. I went in and removed the siding to find that there was no tar paper or ice and water shield. Rather then using the regular roofing Ice and Water, I purchased the Vycor Window Sealer, a similar Grace owned product. which is manufactured for windows. It worked well, it sticks more then the roofing Grace in my opinion. I used a method of sealing in the window and preserving the sheathing/ frame opening that was verbalized to me by my program director at Central Maine Community College. His position at CMCC, teaching building and construction grants him the most up to date information for how products should be installed for guaranteed results. A good reference to have on a job site with variables. Check out the photos.
|Very nice view!|
|I left a gap here between the paper and the Vycor and at this stage, when I put my last |
9" section of Vycor Ice and Water shield on, it is going to
grab the window, the sheathing, the vycor, and the tar paper for a strong tight seal.
|Now, all gaps are closed and all windows are water proofed!|