Should windows have gaps like this??

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Thu May 28, 2020 7:11 am

The windows on the outside have gaps like the picture all the way around the house. Is it possible for them to have those gaps and not leak? I havent seen windows put in like this before so it has me wondering if i might have a problem with leaks in the future.
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Thu May 28, 2020 6:58 pm

I will say at the very least a poor installation. It may or may not leak depending on how well it was sealed. Since this is a new home I would do a complete inspection of everything. Look everywhere under cabinets, in closets, open & close every door & window. Check all outlets & switches. Make a list of all problems big & small and give a copy to the dealer and find out what they plan on doing. Again don't be afraid to go to the manufacturer.

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Sat May 30, 2020 5:53 pm

New home??? With junky work like this??? Those windows may not leak to the inside of the house - but they WILL leak behind that vinyl siding. Sooner or later - you are gonna end up with one heck of a mess - and a bill to fix it!

Push it all back to the dealer - and most probably in this case, the manufacturer. That is simply unacceptable work.
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:02 pm

Thank yall for the input..i will definitely take the advice. I didnt think this looked right.

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