The top of my window is leaking water into my bedroom. I know that I
will need to caulk it, and I have caulk, however, I live in a very
rainy area and it's the rainy season. What should I do to create a
relatively dry environment for the caulking to even try to dry out? If
anything, trying to protect it from the outside would be extremely
difficult, as it is a third story window.
Thank you for your time,
ps. Also consider I am a novice to home repairs.
Consider that if you merely plug the leak on the inside, you
guarantee some soggy wood; kinda limits your options. You really
want to stop it at the source.
To do that you need to find the gap where the water is entering, and
why. Could be trim or flashing missing, glazing probs, whatever.
Deal with that, and you have a "fix." With luck, you might even
be able to do that from inside, but don't count on it.
You might want to consult with a professional. Who might be
able to help you forestall similar probs elsewhere.
On 13 Nov 2006 07:28:12 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
Acetone will accelerate drying damp conditions.
I would think that water leaking into your home from the window is not
the real problem. Caulking might help, but some thing else needs to
be addressed. If you have siding, the top of the window should have a
flashing of some type. A "Z" type of head flashing or some membrane
should have been installed before the siding. FWIW
I just helped a neighbor solve this problem. The solution involved
removing the wood trim around the outside of the window, cutting
away the siding above the trim, inserting flashing under the tarpaper
behind the siding, and more tarpaper behind that, and installing new
trim with the flashing then being bent down over the top. Problem
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