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Question DetailsAsked on 1/5/2012

Is there a repair solution for a hole in a vinyl window? One that is waterproof and would last 25 plus years?

Alarm company drilled hole in my windows. When rain comes in and fills the chamber below the window, instead of draining out the weep holes the water goes down the drilled hole into my wall, floor, etc... I would rather not replace the entire window since it is a major construction project. At the same time, I am scared about the risk of future water damage is a repair (i.e. caulking, silicon, etc) does not last. Anyone have experience with this? Depending on the company, I keep getting different answers - some are replace all the windows, some are don't do it and fix the holes.

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How about a small rubber or plastic plug? These are readily available in any hardware store, and if you can't find the right size, re-drill the hole to match. (Test your hole and plug match on some scrap material before drilling out any windows.)

Answered 8 years ago by bobthebuilder53


Buy a good caulking. One that is made for vinyl windows. Replacement windows are not a major construction job. Today they are much stronger and more energy efficient and custom made at reasonable prices. Call me if you want a free estimate. Allen

Answered 8 years ago by the new window man


I'm not sure where you live, but there is a company called "Fibrenew". They are international and handle repairs for all sorts of Vinyl Products. I went to their website (and it's impressive).


Answered 8 years ago by RiteWindow

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