Sealing new windows and doors
My name is James Reeves. l live in Ontario, Canada l have below concerns.
I don’t think the window and door installer presently installing 22 windows and 2 patio doors and 4 entrance doors is sealing properly. We hired a window and door installer to install 3 entrance doors and 16 windows at the home my father-in-law gave us, and then at the home we live in to install 1 entrance rear door and 2 patio doors and 2 basement windows and 5 main floor windows, at a cost of $ 18,000.00 roughly.
On the windows, only 4 deck screws holding windows in — a few have a couple of shims but as he says the $ 8.00 canned foam spray he uses holds in and insulates windows and doors.
The 2 patio doors and the 4 entrance doors (on the paper stuck on the glass from the manufacturer) even says to use a good layer of silicone caulking on the bottom of each door where it meets the floor — must have a S form of silicone. Even when l offered to buy silicone, he refuses to put it on the bottoms of all doors.
I called the manufacturer, and they said it seals out water moisture. Will this cheap foam spray hold and seal doors and windows — without silicone? Or will l maybe have problems down the road with mold and wood rot?
Please reply soon as possible contractor will be done here in 2-3 days.
My email address is [email protected]