DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Windows and Doors (
-   -   Reinstalling a retrofit window (

quark 11-05-2011 06:33 PM

Reinstalling a retrofit window
Anyone know if it is very difficult to reinstall a retrofit window? Lowe's installed a window and it is leaking on the inside when it rains. It was a while ago they installed it so it isn't under warranty anymore. It doesn't rain a whole lot in San Diego so we didn't notice it quick enough.

I've actually installed 3 other retrofit windows in my house...none of which leak. Is this simply a matter of pulling the window out, cleaning off everything real good, and just installing it the right way?

Thanks for any advice!

Windows on Wash 11-05-2011 10:14 PM

Where is the window leaking?

Reinstalling the window is no big deal if you pull it out carefully. Cleaning off the caulking is probably more of a hassle.

quark 11-06-2011 09:42 AM

The windows is leaking from the top part of the sill. I did recaulk it on the outside several months ago when I noticed it leaking due to a gap in the outer caulking. The stucco is a bit concaved at one spot which did make it tricky. The sealer on the inside of the fin must also not be doing anything good.

I did find out a while back that lowe's fired the company that installed my windows and now I know why.

rossfingal 11-06-2011 10:26 AM

What "W-on-W" says!

Use the right caulk!
"Quad" - "Solar Seal 900" (if you can find it)

Maybe, put a metal "pan" in under the bottom of the window.
Remember - "Drain Plane"!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:15 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1