(At Least) 3 Things Are Wrong With This Window Installation

Posted on April 18,2015 by GBA Team in Building America

Last week, GBA published a photo of a recently installed window in an new house under the headline, “What's Wrong With This Picture?” The photo showed the window from the interior. Some of the flexible flashing material was visible on the rough sill and the rough jamb. The list of problems outlined below was prepared by James Steacy of IBACOS.

What’s Wrong With This Window Installation?

Posted on April 18,2015 by GBA Team in Building America

Readers are invited to identify as many installation errors they can spot in the attached photo of a window installed in the rough opening of a new home. This is the latest in our ongoing series, “What’s Wrong With This Picture?” (To see two previous photos in the series, click the links in the box below.) The photo comes from James Steacy of IBACOS (a Building America program partner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).

What Were They Thinking?

Posted on April 18,2015 by CarlSeville in Batts

I’ve been doing HERS ratings and green building certifications for several years now, and I have run across some pretty scary things during inspections that sometimes make me wonder what everyone was thinking. Now, I was a contractor for a long time, and I understand the challenges of getting things done on time, correctly, and within the budget, and by no means am I trying to minimize those challenges. What does amaze me is how little attention some contractors and trade contractors pay to the details as their projects are underway.

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