Thursday, August 22, 2013

How to Repair Missing Stucco around a Bedroom Window - Part 2 of 5 - Felt and Caulking

Fig.1 30# roofing felt
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Exterior caulking
30# Roofing felt
Razor Knife
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Tom J. lives in Wrightwood, California where the weather can be quite severe. He called my repair service to investigate why his bedroom window was always drafty. This job was done with my good friend, Carl, who helped me do this project.

This post shows the five steps to installing roofing felt in the window's open spaces.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the felt cut to size before applying to the window.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the upper left corner of the window. A lining of 30# roofing felt was placed in the window gaps to seal it against water leakage.
Fig.2 Top roofing felt
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the progression of applying the roofing felt into the window cracks.
Fig.3 Felt filling cracks
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the roofing felt on the right side of the window gap.
Fig.4 Right side gap fixed
Step 5: Tom decided that replacing the attic vent could be done another way so the area was correctly repaired. A lining of 30# felt was placed in the square area above the window and nailed into the wood studs. Fig.5 shows the application of exterior caulking on all the sides of the vent area as an extra step to protect the area from the severe weather conditions. This part of the repair was done. The next post will show the application of stucco wire to the wall.
Fig.5 Vent covered and caulked
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