Leaky windows can be caused by several different factors. To properly repair the problem, you need to first identify the underlying cause.
In today’s post, Renewal by Andersen® of Greater Philadelphia discusses the potential causes of window leaks and explains how to address the problem.
Causes of Window Leaks
The most obvious cause of a window leak is impact damage that breaks the glass. Structural damage to the home can also affect the windows, leading to leaks. Another leading cause is simply old age and the cumulative effects of wear and tear. Replacement windows that are exposed frequent, heavy rainfall are also more vulnerable to leaks.
How to Repair a Window Leak
In some cases, you may be able to address this problem without the help of a window contractor. Here’s what you should do:
Examine your windows to determine where moisture is passing through exactly. If it’s a dry day, you can use a garden hose and gently spray the exterior side of the window in question to see where water will enter.
Identify spots with damaged caulking.
Remove damaged caulking. Do this gently to prevent damaging areas without problems.
Apply caulk according to product instructions. Make sure the area of application is thoroughly dry and free from dirt and grease.
Let caulk dry and cure at least overnight.
Repaint caulk, if needed, to match your home’s interior.
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