Should You Seal a Leaky Window?
If you’ve noticed a leak coming in from a window after a passing storm or rain shower, you may be wondering what to do next. Should you seal a leaky window? Does it need to be completely replaced? At MaxHome, we understand the concerns that homeowners have about their windows, and we can help you understand what’s going on with your windows and what you should do about them when they start to leak.
What Causes a Leaky Window?
Before you can decide if the window can simply be resealed, you’ll need to determine the cause of the leak. This can be due to a bad glass seal, bad window sealant, or a leak that’s actually coming from the wall. A bad glass seal may result in water collecting in between the panes of glass, while leaks from the wall may result in stains on top of the window. On the other hand, you’ll be able to tell if the leak is from bad sealant if the caulk around the window has dried out and cracked. If the sealant is bad, you may be able to seal it yourself to fix the problem. However, if you’re unsure of the cause of your leaky window or the leak has already resulted in water damage, it’s best to have your windows inspected by a professional. An experienced window contractor will be able to identify the cause of the leak and determine the best course of action, whether that’s a small repair or a complete replacement of the window.
Call MaxHome for a Consultation
A leaky window can quickly start to cause further damage to your home, which is why it’s important to call in a window company as soon as possible. You can rely on the professionals at MaxHome to provide a professional evaluation of your windows and help you determine the best course of action. Contact us today for a free consultation.