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kirwinjd 12-30-2012 11:55 PM

Windows leaking air
 
Are windows supposed to leak some air?
I feel a draft by every sliding window in my 13 year old house.
What's the best way to test a window excess leakage?

Thank you for any help

bigchaz 12-31-2012 12:04 AM

Are they single pane windows?

kirwinjd 12-31-2012 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by bigchaz
Are they single pane windows?

All double Pane. I also noticed that during rain, the bottoms of some of the metal frames fill with water.

kirwinjd 12-31-2012 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by bigchaz
Are they single pane windows?

I looked outside around the windows for any obvious cracks in the stucco but didn't see anything. Looks tight

ddawg16 12-31-2012 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by kirwinjd (Post 1082982)
All double Pane. I also noticed that during rain, the bottoms of some of the metal frames fill with water.

"Metal frames".....that is your first clue.....if they are anything like what 'was' on my house....less than stellar quality.

If they leak water....they are leaking air....time for windows.....

kirwinjd 12-31-2012 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 1082986)
"Metal frames".....that is your first clue.....if they are anything like what 'was' on my house....less than stellar quality.

If they leak water....they are leaking air....time for windows.....

Ok thank you for your response. Frustrating thing is that house is only 13 years old and has always had this problem. Any ideas how the installing contractor screwed up or are they just cheap windows?

ddawg16 12-31-2012 12:43 AM

Tough to say without seeing pics or knowing who made the windows. If your getting water between the panes of glass....then it sounds like you have some really cheap windows.

Blondesense 12-31-2012 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by kirwinjd (Post 1082982)
I also noticed that during rain, the bottoms of some of the metal frames fill with water.

We have aluminum windows. They all have holes or slots on the outside for rainwater to drain. Perhaps yours are either plugged with dirt or debris, or mistakenly caulked.


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