Windows can easily coexist with exterior continuous insulation of many thicknesses. With a whole building analysis, increasing the level of continuous insulation can allow for larger windows while maintaining the same level of overall building thermal performance. Modern detailing methods improve moisture management around fenestration openings. 

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Details and information on the use of CI to avoid thermal bridges

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The water control layer of the wall has to connect to the water control layer of the window.

One of the dirty little secrets that never gets talked about is that water leaks through building papers, building wraps and housewraps and runs down between them and the sheathings that they cover.