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Question DetailsAsked on 7/15/2015

How to fix? Water running off top sides of porch where guttering is...leaking into the top windows on both sides

My Father-in-law and husband built our house in 2003. We have noticed the tops of two front windows leaking. We have a porch on the front of the house that is steep like the roof. We put guttering on both sides of it. The porch sides end in the middle of each window. How can we stop them from leaking? Please help. Thank you. (Living room has 3 joined windows and the kitchen has 2. Leaking mainly in the first windows of each maybe a little in the ones right next to it.)

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1. make sure gutter are cleared and clean.

2. add dripp edges to the tops of these windows

3. check caulking around those windows

Answered 4 years ago by the new window man


And make sure all the water gets into the gutters without splashing or being blown into the wall by wind - may need an angled flashing piece into the gutter at that end to prevent splash onto the windows. Google this search phrase for typical pictures of how people handle this - images of roof runoff diverter flashing.

Oversized dripedge over the windows might help too, but means that water hitting the wall and windows will weather it a lot fasdter thanb usual - so the objective should be to keep it on the roof and into the gutters, not hitting the house.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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