I had someone install a new window in my kitchen. The frame was rotted so he put new framing in. However, unlike the rest of the windows in my 1950s home, this frame does not have a drip cap; the wood framing material (pine, I think) is flush with the painted cedar siding. Where the frame meets the siding is sealed with silicone, but I am concerned I will eventually have water leakage and frame rot issues without a drip cap.
Am I worrying needlessly? If I do need some sort of drip cap, can that be done without tearing off the siding above the window?
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