Missing or improperly installed window flashing can cause major problems. Most of these problems go undetected for many years. When we are finally called out to the job, it is often too late…..
We see mold and organic growth in the driest desert climates. Trapped water in the wall system of a wood framed structure can cause significant damage.
Using window flashing is a must, but installing it properly is even more important. The flashing at the top of this window is directing water right into the home.
No window flashing was used on this home. No window leaking, no stucco cracks, just a musty smell inside the home.