How Windows Manage Water

Water Management Windows

Course Description

In detailing the window-to-wall interface, a two-stage, drained joint is typically the most appropriate.  This short course describes the general approach to drained joints in the context of a typical residential window installed in a framed wall and addresses some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this water management strategy.

Course Instructor Christine Williamson

Course Length 13:20

Published 08 Apr 2022

Keywords: windows, water management, water control, two-stage seal, building science, building enclosure, drainage, window system, glazing


About Building Science Fight Club

Christine Williamson - Assoc. AIA

Building Scientist | Instructor

Christine Williamson has spent her career in building science forensics, discovering why buildings fail and working with owners, architects, and builders to remedy the problems. She is the founder of the Instagram account @BuildingScienceFightClub, an educational project that teaches architects about building science and construction.