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Atkinson’s Answers: Why Are My Windows Leaking?

By February 27, 2019 No Comments

Nothing is worse than having a day of heavy rain or snow, and suddenly noticing that one or more of your home’s windows are leaking. Of course, the first thing on your mind should be to stop the leak to prevent further damage. The next step is to identify the source of the problem – WHY is your window leaking? To find out, answer these questions:

  • Where is the water entering? Knowing where the water is entering through your window is the easiest way to find the source of the problem. Sometimes, it may not be your windows at all. For example, if your area has seen snow and freezing temperatures lately, the water may be entering from the roof and leaking down the wall due to an ice dam.
  • When is the window leaking? If you find that it is only leaking during a rainstorm, there may simply be an issue with the frame or the sealant around the frame – especially if your windows are old, or you’ve just had them repaired or replaced. If your home is older, it’s probably time for new windows that will protect your family and save on energy costs. If you’ve just had them replaced or repaired, there could be an improper installation.

Of course, it is always a good idea to get a second opinion if you aren’t completely sure why the leak is occurring. It may cost you more in the long run to make a repair that doesn’t end up fixing the problem.

If your window leak repair involves window replacement, the experts at Atkinson’s Mirror and Glass are here to help! Whether you want wood, vinyl or another material, contact us today for a free estimate on replacement windows from leading manufacturers. Call (208) 375-3762, or use our convenient online contact form.