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ted3305

10:14AM | 01/21/10
Member Since: 01/19/10
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Hi,

My windows installed flushed against stucco wall and does not have gutter above or overhang. When there is heavy rain, especially with string wind, I see the dripping from the top of the window from the inside the house. So far I seal around the window with silicon but did not help. I can't figure out how the water gets into the house. Can water absorbed thru the stucco and get into the house? What can I do to diagnose this? What type of contractor should I look for (window, general contractor, or roof)? I'll update the post with pictures later on.

Thanks,

Ted

thorson1

01:52PM | 02/09/10
Member Since: 02/08/10
1 lifetime posts
Yes, Stucco is not intended to be waterproof and the window "fin" should be UNDER the stucco and building paper. A class action has been filed in California regarding replacement windows with such a "flush fin." They will leak because water will get past the stucco.

To contact the lawyers involved,

thorsonlaw@cox.net
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