When the weather report says it’s going to rain, do you brew a cup of coffee or tea and prepare to spend the day reading your favorite novel in front of the fire place? Or, do you run around the house getting buckets and towels, preparing to soak up the water before it damages your walls and flooring?
As you know, it can rain in any season, not just the spring. If a storm strikes when you’re at work, gone for the day, or out of town, leaky windows can wreak havoc on your walls, home décor, flooring, electrical equipment, and furnishings.
Not only do leaky windows cause structural and aesthetic damage, but they also lead to increased heating and cooling bills. If water leaks inside your home from your windows every time it rains, you don’t want to ignore the issue because it’s a sign that you have a problem. It could be a cheap fix, but if you let it go, it can cost you a small fortune over time.
Reasons Why Windows Leak
There are various reasons why windows leak, but it’s very common in older homes. Even if your house is only twenty years old, years of Ohio summers and winters can cause your windows to take a beating. After windows endure years of extreme hot and cold, wind, and rain, they stop being air and water tight. Normal wear and tear can cause frames to be compromised and seals to break, resulting in gaps that let water seep in.
Some reasons why windows leak:
- Broken caulking
- Missing caulking
- Glazing putty that is cracked
- Lack of paint seal
- Poor house design
- Older windows
- Clogged drainage channels
- Worn out weather-stripping
- No overhangs to drain the water off the roof
If your windows are leaking and it’s causing water to seep inside the windows, please be aware that it’s a matter of time before the structure around the window is affected. To solve the issue once and for all and make your home more energy efficient, contact Green Home Solutions to meet with one of our Cleveland window and door installation professionals. We’d be glad to fix the issue so you can fully enjoy your home as you should!