Wood framed windows can be very appealing as the craftsmanship of wood is far better than metal capping. But maintenance for these types of windows is vital, otherwise water damage may seep in and cause damage not only to the exterior wood, but also to the interior walls. Pictured below is such a case. The wood framing on the exterior was being neglected, and now water seeped in behind the framing and stucco and damaged the interior walls and sheathing. The remedy for this type of water damage will now include removing not only the framing, but also the stucco so that the sheathing can be replaced since it’s compromised.