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Old 04-28-2010, 11:13 PM   #16
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Crap windows + crap install = Your situation. Not trying to be a knob, but based on your pics you had poor windows installed by someone who didn't have a clue. To completely fix the problem, I'd rip them out and replace properly.

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Old 05-01-2010, 11:42 AM   #17
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We had a very heavy storm come through last night and no leaks came through any of the windows!

The track piece that was blocking the weep holes should have been installed on top of the screen, not on the bottom of the screen.

Now when water comes in it filters directly through the weep holes and through the exterior holes directly outside. Unfortunately, such a little mistake caused years of water damage.
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I have the same exact problem - and the same exact windows. Your pictures could have been taken at my house. Seriously. My problem windows are on the third floor, leaking down into the second floor ceiling and windows. Help! I've had repairmen out here probably 10 times trying to fix this. Their last suggestion was to put little sponges in the corners of the window frame to soak up the water. I'm tired of constantly having to have this fixed. How exactly did you do it, and what do I need to do? So glad to see your post after struggling with this for so long. If I can do it myself, I'd rather, since I've been throwing $$$$ away on this with no success.
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Hey Liz,
I temporarily solved the problem by removing a piece from the bottom of the window. You can see what I am talking about if you read the post all the way through.

Unfortunately, it didn't permanently solve the problem. A couple years ago we had seven windows replaced by Champion windows. Now they never leak and we have a life time warranty on all of the replaced windows.

I know how frustrating this is. My wife and I would tense up anytime it began to rain, especially if there was a thunderstorm and we weren't home.

You will probably have to find some way to get new windows. Most of these places have financing available. We still have some of our old windows on the back side of our house. I don't think they were installed properly; probably the same can be said of your windows.

I wish I could be of more help.
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I've been hoping the solution isn't new windows, but I think that is where I will have to go. I know exactly what you mean about being stressed when it's raining - I am always expecting to come home to puddles inside the house. Glad your new windows are much better.

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