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Other stories by Gene Summy

  • Keeping Water Out of Stucco Walls

    Assume that 3-coat stucco leaks, and detail the building envelope with careful flashing and a double-layer water-resistive barrier

  • Flashing Electrical Boxes in Stucco

    Exterior electrical boxes on stucco jobs often aren't flashed properly, partly because the plaster contractors don't know how.

  • Installing Vinyl Replacement Windows

    Sealant is the key to a leak-free installation.

  • Installing French Doors

    Fix the leaks before they start with careful framing and the proper sill pan, flashing, and sealant.

  • Flashing Recessed Windows

    A properly prepared opening, preformed corners, and layered flashing prevent leaks.