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markee 11-23-2009 08:17 PM

Best Way Repair This Window Sill ?
 
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I just bought this house and this is just one of the many things need to be repaired.

Looking for advice on how to repair this window sill

Who ever tried to fix it cemented in such a way that when it rains the water runs in

wrangler 11-24-2009 05:43 AM

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Your problem could be solved by simply adding the missing stool inside the window or by adding a piece of window stop to the inside to act as a dam. You might try to reslope the outside as well to help flow the water away from the sash. The sash also appears to be lacking any weather stripping along the bottom.

RickyBobby 11-24-2009 03:42 PM

Tough to tell from the picture but you could always make a sill out of Azek and caulk it up right. Would definitely with stand the weather and can be painted.

stuart45 11-24-2009 05:19 PM

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I would cut out the defective repair and reform it with a smooth slope away from the window. Also put some sealant under the frame.
Ideally the cill should overhang the wall with a drip on the bottom as shown here.
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markee 11-24-2009 09:50 PM

Great reply's thanks

What do you think I should use to cut off the defective cement repair and what product should i use to recreate the outer cill ?


Thanks again

stuart45 11-25-2009 04:09 AM

Use a hammer and chisel to cut the render away. To form a new slope use 2 coats of washed plastering sand and portland cement.
Take the slope under the frame and then use a flexible sealer. If you take the sand/cement against the frame a small crack could form between the frame and render. allowing water in.
When actually forming a proper cill insitu we make up some formwork and use concrete with re bar, or a purpose made stone one.

Thurman 11-25-2009 07:33 PM

WOW! "stuart45" is in England, "markee" is in Florida, and "stuart45" give the answer I would give and use. Yes, "markee" I agree that the existing, actually non-existing, window sill should be removed and completely reshaped. I also agree that you should remove enough old material so that when you start "coming back up" you should be forming under the existing window so as to prevent any cracks and likely future leaks. When you do form the new sill, add the overhand as suggested also. IF this is not within your DIY capabilites, please call in someone who knows how to do this. After all, it's only your new home and you would want it to last a long time without any future leaks. Good Luck, David

Daniel Holzman 11-25-2009 07:50 PM

I am going to venture a guess that the window is not flashed on the bottom, or for that matter on the sides. As long as you are going to remove the sill, you should install proper flashing, ideally on all sides of the window, assuming there is none. Note the flashing detail on some of the previously posted drawings. In my experience, improper or non-existent window flashing is common, and over time leads to leaks and damage to the window framing.

bjbatlanta 11-28-2009 10:13 AM

You can get "composite" (plastic) sill, nosing, and brick mold at HD or Lowes around here. That's what I would use once you get the old mess prepped. It won't rot and has the appropriate slope to channel the water away from the window.

stuart45 11-28-2009 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by bjbatlanta (Post 358568)
You can get "composite" (plastic) sill, nosing, and brick mold at HD or Lowes around here. That's what I would use once you get the old mess prepped. It won't rot and has the appropriate slope to channel the water away from the window.

That's possibly the best solution, depending on what look you want to achieve, and whether you need to match in with the rest of the house.
Other methods include a brick or tiled cill as shown below.
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markee 11-28-2009 11:51 AM

None of the windows in this house have any sills with any real over hangs there just cement with stucco like you see in the pics the bottoms look exactly like the sides just angled the same way plus adding any over hang will get in the way of the hurricane shutters

So I'm just simply looking to recreate what was there before is all match the rest of the house



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Originally Posted by stuart45 (Post 358581)
That's possibly the best solution, depending on what look you want to achieve, and whether you need to match in with the rest of the house.
Other methods include a brick or tiled cill as shown below.
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modusvivendi 10-10-2012 05:40 PM

sill details
 
I would cut out the defective repair and reform it with a smooth slope away from the window. Also put some sealant under the frame.
Ideally the cill should overhang the wall with a drip on the bottom as shown here.

Stuart 45, There is something I don't understand about the detail you posted. Where does the flashing go? Does it turn up behind the sill? if so, does the anchor pierce it? if not, what is the purpose of the flashing?


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