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Caulk Windows Where Meets Stone Siding?

2 months ago

On new house construction: Our inspector recommended that our windows be caulked at least at the lower half where they meet stone (but not necessarily stucco).

The upper half of exterior is stucco and the lower half is stone siding. The windows are half and half.

The builder said the windows are new construction type with built in flashing water protection (not visible) when installed after framing and caulking is not required.

But again, since inspector flagged it, builder will caulk (with clear or almond) if we wish.

I'm inclined to leave it as is. Worth caulking (almond or clear silicone) around lower halves of windows?

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