Although Exterior Insulation Finish Systems (EIFS – Synthetic Stucco) has bared the brunt of the “leaky window” negative publicity, it is nevertheless a problem that affects all sidings. The problem lies primarily with poor practices regarding the sealing of window frames and tie-ins with the weather barrier.
Sto Corp (an EIFS manufacturer) has put out a document showing how their StoGuard® Tape can be used around any window to assist in this critical detail – with any siding. Following these procedures will help to ensure your home stays protected from moisture and the associated mould and rot issues.
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