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Question DetailsAsked on 1/26/2018

I need a window expert on double paned windows to replace or fix a window in Chula Vista California

The window is leaking through the top screws of the window, I think.

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Assuming you mean into the frame area, not between the double panes (where there wouldnormally not be screws anyway), sounds like you have a leak coming in from above - rarely from upper level window or pipe leak through the wall, but very commonly if coming in throught he top of the frame, the top flashing/caulking is leaking - at the top of the window outside. Commonly a simple cut away caulk and recaulk job, though sometimes more.


Commonly, a handyman is initially used to see if the top caulk has peeled free or cracked away - if so, easy fix using long-life silicone caulk (or siliconized latex if needs to be painted to match after curing). Otherwise, generally a Window contractor is needed, but they are hard to get to come out for a single window repair, and commonly charge around $150-250 for a visit - paertly to discourage small jobs, and also because generally they come as a 2-man crew assuming the window may need to be removed from the opening to fix the problem.


You can also find a LOT of previous similar questions about window leak issues, in the Home > Windows link under Browse Projects, at lower left.

Answered 9 months ago by LCD




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