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Re: Aluminum Windows

Posted by Richard W. on April 30th, 1998 02:21 PM
In reply to Fix pane aluminum windows by Herb Wong on March 16th, 1998 11:16 AM [Go to top of thread]


Sorry you had no takers on your question. I'm not an expert on windows, either, but here are a few things you might consider.

First, it's not clear if you're only talking about caulking around the window frames, or also sealing the window glass into the frames.

There are a number of reasons why water might enter on the top inside of the window. An inspection of the attic/crawl space should be sufficient to determine if it is a roof problem (if there is no crawl space above the ceiling, a roof leak is not likely unless there is other evidence of a leak).

If the roof is OK, check the outside of each leaking window at the upper edge, and also above it. Even a narrow crack can draw water in--in fact, in some cases a narrow crack can draw more water in than a wide one, due to capillary action!

Make sure the crack is clean and dry before applying new caulking--the number one cause of caulking failure is improper surface prep!

Best of luck, and may God bless,


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