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Unsealed gaps between dissimilar cladding materials and penetrations through cladding

Acceptable Performance/Condition
Gaps allowing water penetration into the building envelope shall be sealed in accordance with the Building Code. 

Warranty
One-Year - Work and Materials
Two-Year - Building Envelope Water Penetration
Damage resulting from improper maintenance is not covered by the statutory warranty. 

Action
Cladding not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired

Remarks
Space between different cladding materials, and between penetrations is required to allow for movement but must be weathertight. Where rain screen principles are used in the cladding design, the sealing may be behind the surface of the cladding. 
 

New Home Warranty Program of Saskatchewan
Construction Performance Standards
Effective January 1, 2014