We've had some new vinyl replacement windows installed and decided to also install some new aluminum cladding.
As some of the old cladding was buckled and wavy, I was expecting the contractor to take out the old cladding before installing the new cladding. There was also a lot of old caulking, that was loose, that I thought he would pull off, before putting any new caulking. What is the usual procedure ?
Before the contractor returns, I decided to take off the old cladding myself, and to my surprise, there is another layer underneath that one. So, this new one would have made 3 layers. That can't be good, can it ?
A few more questions.
If some of the wooden trim is rotten, shouldn't it be replaced before cladding.
Does the cladding prevent water from getting through ?
Thanks for your help.