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Old 2011-09-20, 04:12 PM
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Default No foam insulation around windows?

We were surprised today to find out that they don't use spray foam to insulate the cracks between the windows and the trim. Instead, they stuff fibreglass insulation into the gaps.

When we asked the builder if we could spray it in ourselves, we were told that it would void our warranty.

Does anyone know if the fibreglass works just as well?
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Old 2011-09-20, 05:09 PM
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it does not.
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Old 2011-09-20, 08:26 PM
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Is this Sundial?
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Old 2011-09-21, 02:39 PM
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Nope, Fernbrook.

We were quite surprised by this because we had just finished our "Framing Walk Through" with the Site Super who spent about 15 minutes telling us how Fernbrook is far above any other builder because they do so much more than other builders do. For many of the points he made, I agree, but why skimp on something so important when you're doing so much more?

Just a little frustrating, that's all.
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Old 2011-09-21, 08:01 PM
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At least you had a framing walkthtough!
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Old 2011-09-22, 09:50 AM
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At least you had a framing walkthtough!
I second that, Mattamy never called us for our's either, our walk through had drywall!

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Old 2011-09-22, 11:43 AM
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Does anybody know if Sundial uses Foam insulation between Window and Framing?
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Old 2011-09-22, 01:33 PM
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I've been in a fernbrook for 2 years now and the mold that builds up around the window is disgusting (you don't notice the mold until you open the window). Maybe it's because of this.
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Old 2011-09-22, 02:48 PM
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Does anybody know if Sundial uses Foam insulation between Window and Framing?
They do not.
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Old 2011-09-22, 05:24 PM
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They do not.
What do they use then?
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