Window and sliding door leakage
Climate Zone 5. Zip Sheathing. Exterior Siding not yet up. Open Cell Insulation in the walls.
We had tremendous amount of rain over the past two weeks. At the house tonight, I noticed the two basement windows, which are above ground, had leaked water each in the bottom left corner. These windows face the northwest. The window further to the left actually leaked so much, the insulation below is wet.
The two siding glass doors, one in the basement, oe directly above on the first floor, both leaked water. These door face the North East. We don’t have the retaining wall up outside the basement door, so I’m sure it came in from the mudslide that resulted from our two weeks worth of rain. The first floor sliding door, the leakage was on top of the door.
My husband is removing the wet insulation, and drying out the framing wood. He’s checking all the flashings tomorrow when it’s light again.
What other things should I add to check? I’m now concerned about all the Zip tape used throughout the exterior structure. It is overlapped, smooth, not wrinkled.
While I’m glad we caught this, I am also. Wet concerned.
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