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Caulk over window or door flashing

Causes severe rot.



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Portland Cement Association

     
Stucco Manufacturers Association
A resource for 3 coat stucco.

 

Minnesota Lath and Plaster Bureau
A wealth of information

Your leaking house
Sad but true: windows are seldom
flashed right.

Walls & Ceilings Magazine

Still has great articles on stucco.
They backed me up two months ago
with case studies showing the importance
of spacing plywood and OSB sheathing
1/8", a practice that is rarely followed.




BTW: I am in Northern Virginia, in the Washington, DC area.


Backward flashing
More water funnels:                                        

Flashing is angled in instead of out forcing water to run into building

More about water funnels here.
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