Siding Shortcuts for the Criminally Insane

I took down a section of my gutters today because they were pretty beat up and I plan to replace them. I was pretty angry when I discovered this:crap installer

The blue stuff is exposed insulation. The gutters were hiding this giant hole that was never weatherproofed.

On the inside of this wall is a drywall ceiling that has gotten wet many times during heavy rains.  I’ve suspected the flashing above was failing and have put more roof tar on that area than anyone ever should need.  Now I know how water has been getting in.

I can’t understand why anyone would ever do this.  I hope it was an accidental oversight, because no one in the right mind would think this is okay.

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