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Aluminum cladding on window and door trim
digger

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.

dj1
Re: Aluminum cladding on window and door trim
dj1

Surprise! this contractor tried to pull a fast one on you. I hope you haven't paid him in full.

Quote: "If some of the wooden trim is rotten, shouldn't it be replaced before cladding."

- Yes, don't bury rotten wood, remove it.

Quote: "Does the cladding prevent water from getting through ?"

- Done right, yes.

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