Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Window Leaks?

Today's picture is of a 1980's vintage tract home in Laguna Niguel, CA.. Do your homes windows leak? You say no but are you sure?

There should be NO water stains and or blistering at the interior window sill, casing and or header surfaces of the window.

If there are water stains or blistering, you're probably experiencing some intrusion. Windows rarely leak at the actual window system itself, more likely the water intrusion is related to poor and or faulty installation of your window.

Flashing, seals and or foam barriers are all questionable areas of the system installation. Failure to properly install a window can lead to water intrusion and or damage to your structure. Mold at the building envelope is another possibility.

Remember, always use licensed contractors when working on your property, pull those permits when required and when in doubt, error on the side of safety.

Call us today - we perform home and commercial inspections throughout California including Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, Irvine, San Clemente, Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo and a community near you! 

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