You can use the installation of windows, doors, and skylights to your advantage when remodeling. Installed correctly, windows, doors, and skylights can help direct and drain rainwater away from the home’s interior.
“Gravity has been working reliably for much longer than the most effective adhesives on the market today.” according to an article published by the University of Minnesota Extension, a great resource for remodelers in the Minneapolis region and beyond. The article suggests applying good quality products in a “shingle” fashion to manage water diversion on a building’s exterior. Another tip the Extension gives is to use the house wrap or building paper lapped over the flashing tape and fastened in place.