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Old 10-27-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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Well guys I am back again. We have been building our house for a few months now (contracted out) and there have been some issues along the way (expected). Crooked floors, pipes, cracked driveway, etc... We were at our house last night to see the progress and the wind was blowing pretty good (30+). Every single window facing the west (9 windows) have significant leakage. I'm talking like howling through the house. The front window looked like it was pulsating and ready to break. Most of our windows are fixed windows and are leaking air at every corner. I did some research on the windows and now I see why... Silverline is apparently not a good window (we were not given an upgrade option or told that these windows suck... or blow I guess). Is there anything we can do? It looks like we will have to put plastic over all of the west facing windows! This is a nightmare.. Thanks for reading and any advice given..


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Old 10-27-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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Is the air coming in from around the outer edges of the windows? Check to see what they used to fill the space around the frames.

If there's nothing there or it's just pink fiberglass insulation, you can take that out and spray some Great Stuff for Windows and Doors in there and that will prevent any air from getting through.

Make sure it's the kind that specifically says it's for windows and doors. It'll be a blue can and you can get it at any hardware.

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Hopefully you haven't paid him yet, make sure you get all done that is supposed to be done and done right before you pay him or it will be very hard to get him to correct anything.
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Is the sheetrock done yet?

Is the siding on?

Can you post some pictures?
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Unfortunately it is all sheetrocked, insulated and trimmed out. They didn't use any spray foam (just fiberglass insulation), The contractor says that you will have air flow on a windy day (30+ mph). Should I tell them that I would like the trim removed and spray foam installed?
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[quote=danreg99;524055]The contractor says that you will have air flow on a windy day (30+ mph). quote]

Thatís total BS, if the window and siding install was done properly there should be no air flow whether or not foam was used on the inside.
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The contractor says that you will have air flow on a windy day (30+ mph). quote]

Thatís total BS, if the window and siding install was done properly there should be no air flow whether or not foam was used on the inside.
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