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Shanti 06-22-2012 05:07 PM

Caulking inside of double pane windows.
 
We are getting wind driven rain in our walls from the windows above. We are having the outsides caulked and waterproofed but can we caulk the sash as well. Inside the window itself? We can't pay for new windows now.

Shanti 06-22-2012 05:09 PM

Pane not pain lol!

joecaption 06-22-2012 05:35 PM

If someone caulks the sashes there's no way to open and close the window.
Post some pictures of these windows. If there double glazed it's more likly it may need reglazing, not recaulking.

Shanti 06-22-2012 06:42 PM

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Here's the photo. The masonry guy said water might be entering from this space between the screen and window. I'm hoping that is impossible.

Tom Struble 06-22-2012 06:52 PM

look for weep holes or slots on the outside bottom,they may be caulked over

Shanti 06-22-2012 07:00 PM

So water cannot be entering through the inside? When there is driving rain that is.

joecaption 06-22-2012 07:25 PM

Remove the screens and clean those windows.
There so full of trash there's no way they can drain.
If those windows were installed correctly there would be no reason for any caulking.
Plugged up drain holes, no window tape around the window flanges, J moulding installed wrong, can all cause windows to leak.

kwikfishron 06-22-2012 07:25 PM

We need pictures from the other side of the window too. :)

Tom Struble 06-23-2012 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shanti (Post 949279)
So water cannot be entering through the inside? When there is driving rain that is.

if it is a welded unit and the weeps are clear then i don't see how it could leak between the screen and the window,but i see water staining on the inside stool

Windows on Wash 06-23-2012 10:03 PM

+1

Clean the sills and flush out the weep tracks.

Make sure they are not painted over as also mentioned.


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