How To Know If Windows Are Leaking & What To Do About It

For most people, the sound of raindrops falling is relaxing, but if the first sign of a shower causes panic because of your leaky windows and the damage they might cause – it’s time to have them replaced!

Dealing with leaky windows is never fun, but if you know what to look out for, you can help prevent it from happening in the first place.

Read on for even more signs that your windows might be leaking or are about to start!

  1. Broken or Missing Caulking: When the seals around your window are broken or cracked, not only are your windows at risk of leaking, but you’re probably paying more in energy bills than you need to. These broken seals will allow water and air into your home that belongs outside, driving up the cost of heating and cooling your home.
  2. Rattling Windows: Windows shouldn’t rattle. If they do, it probably means there’s air between the panes because the glass is loose. In that case, it means there’s also room for water to get in. Once the water gets in, it begins to form mold and cause damage to the area around your window.
  3. Water Stains: Even if you don’t see actual water around your windows, you might see the stains it leaves behind. In many cases, this looks like a brown mark, and in other cases, it might be a fine white powdery residue.

Sometimes, if leaky windows are caught soon enough, they may be able to be repaired. However, the most thorough option is replacing your window frames entirely.

Most window leaks are the result of one of either improper window installation or product defect, and our warranties, exceptional products, and highly-skilled team help protect you from both.

Complete Windows offers a selection of durable and beautiful windows that are weather and leak resistant. Our products also come with two separate warranties: a 5-year workmanship warranty and a manufacturer’s warranty that covers the physical product.

If your home on Vancouver Island has leaky windows in need of replacement or you’re building a new home, contact Complete Windows today to learn more about how we can help!

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