Common causes of leaky windows

Common causes of leaky windows

Leaky windows are a serious concern that should be addressed right away. If untreated, these leaks can lead to mold and mildew growth, wood rot and even foundation issues.

Some common causes for windows to leak include:

Poor installation

Poor window installation can leave a number of gaps in or around your window. This problem causes both leaks and decreased energy efficiency.

Leaky glass seals

You have a leaky glass seal when water leaks between your window panes. Even though water is not leaking into your home, your windows have lost their energy efficiency because the insulating gas is no longer between your glazings.

Crack in your walls

If you notice water or stains above your windows, chances are the problem is with your walls and not your windows. Small crevasses can be filled with sealant to prevent water from seeping into your home.

If you’re experiencing a problem with your windows, contact Ohio Roofing and Siding today at 419-531-4605 or send us a message to have one of our window experts come out and examine your windows to determine the cause of your leak.

 

 

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