Most homeowners don’t regularly check the performance of their windows. They assume that they’re working as expected, which means keeping water on the outside looking in.
However, there could come a point when you realize that one or more window in your home is leaking. This isn’t the type of issue you should sweep under the rug, as it can cause quite a bit of damage to your property (inside and out).
Here are some of the most common causes:
• The window isn’t closed all the way: It’s your hope that this is what you find, as the solution is simple. Once you close your window, you’re back in business.
• Bad glass seal: This is typically the culprit if you find that water is making its way between the panes of glass.
• Missing window sealant: Over time, the caulking around your windows has a way of breaking down. And when that happens, there’s a greater chance of water seeping in from the outside. Re-caulking may be all that it takes to fix this problem.
If you find that the result of your leaking windows is old age, it’s time for a change. Replacement windows may be just what you need to stop this problem once and for all.
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