Just had 10 windows installed and while the windows are great, the installation nightmare was almost too much.
The replacement windows with nailing fin were installed like new construction. They nailed them up and used some type of foil tape over the nailing fin and to the tar paper on the wall. They replaced the shingles (wood in the front and asbestos on the sides and back). They did not caulk around the windows as they told me the siding goes into the J channel (not very deep and in some areas, just barely inside the j-channel) of the window and there is no need for caulking. Did not seem right to me but because these installers were crap, I was out of breath from arguing with them over lots of other things. I figured if caulking *is* needed, I can do it myself.
We have had 2 rain storms and high winds and no air infiltration or water infiltration can be felt or seen. (for now
So, should I caulk or not? Any help would be appreciated