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Harrison McCampbell is a consulting forensic architect in Brentwood, Tenn., specializing in moisture-related construction defects. You can find him online at MCA4N6.com.
Flashing windows the "right way" requires three sets of instructions - for the flashing tape, the housewrap, and the window. Which set do you follow? How about none of them?
Strategies for avoiding failure
For years water dripped into offices housed in a glass enclosure -- for days after rainstorms had stopped. Do you know why and how to fix it?
Diagnose the flashing flaws that allow moisture to get into the cavity and ruin sheathing, framing, and interior finishes, then correct them once and for all.