Are You Smarter Than Water?
The building industry continues to face litigation for moisture related issues from a failure to design and build forgiving wall systems that can manage moisture that enters the wall cavity. Make sure you use a weather barrier system that does not rely on reverse flashing the window opening and reverse flashing with seam tape as they can create a direct path for water intrusion. Understand that properly integrating the window flashing with the drainage plane is key to moisture management. Think twice, build once.