Do you have a leaky window? Not only can it be frustrating, it can also lead to increased energy bills, water damage and potential health risks for you and your family. Fortunately, fixing a leaky window is a pretty straightforward process and doesn’t have to cost the earth.
So, with that being said, here are some of the best ways to fix a leaky window
How do I fix it?
Frame – If the leak is coming from the frame, check for any cracks or gaps that could be allowing water to seep through. Use a putty knife to remove any old caulk, and then apply a new bead of flexible sealant or caulking to these areas to prevent further leaks.
Glass – If it’s coming from the glass, check for any cracks or damage. If the damage is minor, you might be able to repair it yourself with a glass repair kit, but if the damage is a bit more extensive, you may need to replace the entire pane of glass.
Surrounding area – Weatherstripping is a strip of material that seals gaps around the window sash. If the weatherstripping is damaged then this could be the source of your leak. Apply a new weatherstrip or foam sealant to these gaps to prevent water from getting in.
aPointing – In some circumstances, your window might actually be fine and it’s the pointing between your bricks that’s the problem. The mortar near your windows can perish and crumble over time allowing water to leak in and damage the frame. If this happens, chip any damaged mortar out and replace it with a trowel.
If you’re not comfortable making these repairs yourself or your window needs replacing entirely, call a window expert like Plan-it Windows for a thorough and professional experience.
Are there any other precautions I can take against leaky windows?
The above fixes will normally remedy most leaky window issues, but prevention is always better than cure. Adding additional weatherproofing measures such as storm windows or window film can improve their insulation properties and prevent water from seeping through.
Tried it all but still no luck?
At the end of the day, there are only so many repairs that you can do before your windows reach the end of their effective lifespan. If your window is old, damaged, or in otherwise poor condition, then it may be time to consider replacing it.
A new, energy-efficient window can help to reduce your energy bills, prevent future leaks, and stop the property from developing black mould which can cause health complications.
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