Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota - Latitude 45.057 Longitude -93.074
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Leaking Anderson Casement Window
It is a shame when 2/3 of the windows in new or replacement windows are installed improperly and the extra "showy" materials contain the moisture and funnel it down, to the side or even upward in the case of capillary action in the long term.
Thank all of you for your feedback. The leak has been found using a power washer, just a hose wasn't strong enough. We had to cut a 3 inch wide x 8 ft long piece of sheetrock of the inside of the window where the trim piece was on the bottom of the window to find it. What is happening is that at high winds, water is getting by the seal where the casement crankout hardware is. It is then getting into the seam of the 2 2x4's that make up the bottom window frame and runs down those boards and out the inside seam down the wall to the living room. We bought some flex seal and sprayed the 2x4 seam on the outside and the inside and NO MORE LEAK!!!! Thank goodness. I'm just bumbed because I didn't have to remove all of the shingles and redo but what can I do, not my area of expertise. I like this website and all of the information everyone passed on. Can't thank you all enough. Think the contractor probably should have done that first but atleast it is now fixed. This has been happening since the home was built in 2007.