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This sounds like bad advice from the contractor, but it's possible there's a specific problem we can't see over the internet. Typically, to prevent leaks around windows, the window itself is sealed to the house wrap, often with a self sticking rubber flashing. That sort of flashing is installed from the bottom up to ensure all overlaps channel water away ...


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Agreed with the research you found. Most vinyl siding, if installed correctly, will not require caulk at the sides of the windows and doors. Often there is actually a separate vinyl piece installed first at the side of the window that the ends of the siding tuck into. You are supposed to leave a gap at the end of the siding pieces to permit expansion and ...


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Where the woodpeckers have pecked through to the air space, I have found that a handful of moth balls have kept them away from the hole. It doesn't seem to effect those that are simply pecking on the surfaces.



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