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Question by  Blag (40)

What can I do about a leaking window frame?


Answer by  John (9008)

Repairing a leaking window frame is not difficult. You just need to get a caulking gun and some waterproof caulk (silicone gel is a good choice). You can get these at any home improvement or hardware store. Then, clean the area where the leak is and apply caulk.


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

The simplest short-term/temporary fix is to exterior caulk above & around the window frame. Longer-term fixes are either to: Remove the window frame and see if it was installed properly to manufacturer's specifications (in recent housing boom/busts, many window frames were improperly installed) Install an awning above the window frame so that it catches/diverts the rain/weather.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

Usually a linen of caulk around the window frame will do the trick for a leaking window frame. If this doesn't work try replacing the insulation in the window itself as this should place enough pressure on the frame to keep it from leaking. Otherwise you may need to call a repairman to shore up the window frame.


Answer by  stevenmiller065 (41)

You may place weather stripping along the bottom edge of the window if this is where the "leak" is located. It will not work on the sliding edges of the window as the space is too small.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well, if it is leaking, then you need to replace it. Go get a new frame made from a hardware store and use this to replace the existing frame. This will be your best solution.


Answer by  ladybud (1069)

Few thing's you could do.Silicone around any gap's or crack's,Another possible fix would be to use window/door/bathroom silicone and put a bead around where it's leaking.Could also use Weather strip's with rubber seal's from any DIY self home center or Hardware store.Silicone come's in 6 color's and is paintable.

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