Fixed Window Construction
I am trying to figure out where some window leaks are coming from. I have a big fixed window the the right of the door. The outer frame has been sealed to the skin. It appears the interface between the window and the frame is leaking.
I don't have a clear picture of how all the layers fit together. I wrongfully assumed that if the window was leaking between the frame that I would see water running down the inside of the wall. Do the engineers at Airsteam sit up at night dreaming of new ways to create leaks that you can't see?
There is some sort of plastic trim between the frame and the window on the outside. It is coming out and has shrunk in places. Should I pull it all the way out and replace it with Vulkem or what? There is water between the panes but I am not worried about that right this minute. I want the water to stop getting inside the skin and dribbling out the wall subfloor interface (bottom of the C-channel).