Hello, I have a house built in the 40's early 50's and when
it rains very hard water seeps past the old triple track storm
windows and begins to collect on the window sill in between
the storm and the interior window. This water does not drain
out anywhere I have to soak it up with rags. I noticed that someone
caulked around the piece of flashing that covers the sill. Are there any
drain holes that might be covered up? I see drain slots on the outside
of the storm window frame, but they seem to be higher up than the top
edge of the sill. Is this just the way it is because of design of the old
Yes, you need drain holes, if it's not too late and your sill is
rotted out (even if it is, drain holes will help).
Go ahead and drill 2 or 3 small holes (1/16 to 1/8" should be fine)
at the height of the sill. If you can seen where the original holes
were, you may just be able poke out the caulk at those locations
with a nail.
Hope that helps.
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