Leaking windows can cause a number of problems, from the obvious – like a puddle on your floor – to the less apparent – like mold and mildew growth under the frames. But, any type of water damage can be detrimental to your home’s structural integrity. Because of this, it’s important to repair leaking windows as soon as possible.
Finding the Source of the Leak
Leaking windows can be the result of a number of different issues. When you notice a leak, locating its source is the first step you’ll want to take. Some leaks can be easily fixed, while others require more extensive repairs. Some of the most common causes of window leaks include:
- Cracked or damaged sealant
- Cracks and gaps in the surrounding walls or ceilings
- Lack of overhangs and drainage
- Poorly installed or missing flashing
- Clogged weep holes (small drainage vents in the frame)
If you’re having trouble locating the source of the leak, you may want to contact a window contractor for assistance.
Repairing Leaking Windows
Water damage to your walls and floors, mold and mildew growth and structural damage are just a few of the problems leaking windows can cause. When ignored, these issues are likely to worsen. Eventually, they could require expensive repairs well beyond the cost of fixing the leak in the first place.
Harley Exteriors, a local window contractor, is here to help Seattle, WA, homeowners who are dealing with leaking windows. We would be happy to take a look at your window and, if a replacement is in order, we’ll provide a free estimate. Contact us today to learn more.