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The Hammer Special Episode: Window and door installation done right – Pierre Bouffard and Don Martens, JELD-WEN Canada
Pretty soon it won’t be enough to buy and install energy-efficient products in your renovation and custom build projects. Coming net-zero government regulations will demand evidence for the energy use of the whole house. To hit these performance-path targets, proper installation will be just as important as the products we buy.
That’s why the timing is perfect to bring in two veteran installation experts from JELD-WEN Canada to give us tips and tricks to avoid the most common mistakes contractors make when installing windows and doors. Pierre Bouffard, National Field Service Manager, JELD-WEN of Canada and Don Martens, Field Service Coordinator, JELD-WEN of Canada have forgotten more about fenestration installation than most of us know, so here’s a great chance to get better courtesy of one of Canada’s premier window and door suppliers.
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Drip cap is almost redundant when using a siding that needs a J trim over the window as it creates an trough to collect water not shed it over the window coming down the wall and forces it to the sides. I also don’t trust some building wraps as they will actually wick water if it gets behind the siding and cause rot.
Also if your using a window with a nailing flange again drip cap I believe is useless but really need to make sure that you use the best flashing tapes. Otherwise I agree with all that is said and appreciate their time to try to inform people. You can never stop learning