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jilleckert 11-27-2011 01:29 PM

window leak?
 
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kwikfishron 11-27-2011 01:35 PM

Post some pictures from the outside standing back so we can see the entire area including what’s above this window all the way up to the roof.

jilleckert 11-27-2011 01:43 PM

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jilleckert 11-27-2011 01:47 PM

Ok uploaded new pics

jilleckert 11-27-2011 01:56 PM

i posted new pictures thanks for your help

kwikfishron 11-27-2011 01:59 PM

Is that vinyl with no J-channel Iím looking at? :eek:

The siding on the entire wall needs to be removed. J- channels and other flashing details need to be installed around the windows and up the rake.

All of the critical details that keep the windows from leaking are behind the siding. There is no way to fix this without removing the siding.

Windows on Wash 11-27-2011 02:00 PM

Is the leak showing at the head (top) and running down the side?

What model window is that? It appears to be an integrated j-channel/nailing flange type window.

jilleckert 11-27-2011 02:08 PM

we bought this house 2 years ago. The people we bought it from ripped everything down to the studs and redid the whole house. I am finding that they did not do the best job in a lot of areas. they said a contractor did the windows but left the area over a year ago. Not sure what i need to by or how to correct the problem

jilleckert 11-27-2011 02:09 PM

not sure about window model

kwikfishron 11-27-2011 02:10 PM

Might just be me but the siding looks like it’s just butting the windows. There’s defiantly no J up the rake.

paul100 11-27-2011 06:37 PM

If you are thinking that those cracks on the inside are from a leak, I dont beleive so. They just look like they drywalled and spackled right up to the window. It is cracking from the movement or the vinyl windows. Use a good latex caulk to seal it up. If you are actually seeing a water leak then forget what I said.


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