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Old 08-08-2010, 03:41 PM   #1
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Roof or window problem??


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I live in an 1890's house that has had vinyl relplacements windows put in within the last 10 years. I have a solid double pane window that is under a front porch that leaks rain water on the inside of the glass. During heavy rains with wind, there will be water on the blinds, casement and drapes, on the inside. There are no water streaks on the outside. This is on the first story and there is a bedroom above. Our question is, where should we be looking for the problem....on the roof line or the porch above? On the roof at the top? Is the water then running down the wall and into the window frame? Any suggestions would be helpful and I can give more details if needed. Thank you!!!

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Hello everyone!
I live in an 1890's house that has had vinyl relplacements windows put in within the last 10 years. I have a solid double pane window that is under a front porch that leaks rain water on the inside of the glass. During heavy rains with wind, there will be water on the blinds, casement and drapes, on the inside. There are no water streaks on the outside. This is on the first story and there is a bedroom above. Our question is, where should we be looking for the problem....on the roof line or the porch above? On the roof at the top? Is the water then running down the wall and into the window frame? Any suggestions would be helpful and I can give more details if needed. Thank you!!!

Amy in Wisconsin

All of the above, the easiest way to troubleshoot a leak like that is get out there with a hose or pressure washer and start low and work your way up the wall and onto the roof.

You’ll find the leak or leaks.

Post a picture if you can standing back from the outside.

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Odds are that the window above is leaking water into the wall. Houses are purposely built so water gets in. http://www.albertsroofing.com/Window%20Flashing.htm It then runs down to the next level where it shows up.
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