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Trish Gray asked:

Sep 20, 2022
Shouldn't there be something to help seal between the window and the wood. Replacement windows were set in on bare wood how is it supposed to stay dry not rot w

Mason Hearn of HomeMasons, Inc. PRO answered:

Nov 8, 2022

Flashing is an essential component for any window installation.  This is part of the system which protects from water intrusion and structural deterioration.  There may be gaps between your framing or old frame and replacment window frame.  These are typically filled with insulation (usually foam) for energy conservation and to prevent drafts.

Simplified / general answer above.  As with most construction / improvement details, doing it right depends on products, conditions, and is more complex than a two or three line answer can fully describe.  Your best assurance of having it done right is to engage a responsible and experienced contractor.

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