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Gap between bottom aluminium window flange and cladding sealed

  • It was not installed correctly when constructed – the gap has been required under E2/AS1 for building work since 1992 to allow draining and drying around the window

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Aluminium window flange is fitted tightly to direct-fixed cladding

  • It was not installed correctly when constructed – E2/AS1 for building work since 1992 has required that the window is installed with a 5 mm gap between the back of the flange and the cladding – the gap can be sealed down each side (jamb) of the window and left open across the sill

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Leaking through stucco

EIFS – leaking through cladding

Aluminium joinery – pitting

  • Exposure to air-borne salt, dust or dirt 

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  • Run-off from cement plaster/grout, CCA-treated timber, copper or lead

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Chalking of powder-coated finish on aluminium frames

Aluminium and PVC windows – loose or missing glazing seals

Sliding doors won't fully open

  • There is an obstruction preventing them from opening 

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  • For older units, there is wear on the rollers or track 

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Corroded metal roof flashings

  • Air-borne salt, dust or dirt accumulating under flashings

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  • The paint finish has deteriorated, exposing steel 

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Corrosion: red rust on galvanised mild steel cladding

  • Galvanised coating has eroded to expose bare metal

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  • Profiled metal cladding is in contact with or has run-off from cedar or redwood, or timber treated with copper-based preservative treatment 

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Red rust on zinc/aluminium or aluminium/zinc alloy-coated steel

  • Corrosion of the steel when zinc/aluminium alloy coating has eroded to expose the steel

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  • Cladding material in contact with or has run-off from cedar or redwood, or timber treated with a copper-based preservative treatment 

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