Why Do My Windows Leak?
Windows leak for a variety of reasons, and properly diagnosing that reason can mean all the difference to the health and safety of your home. Here are the most common causes of window leaks:
- Window Condensation: Do your windows leak even when it isn’t raining or stormy out? This is usually caused by condensation which can occur when there is excessive moisture in the home, this usually occurs in the winter when there is cold air outside and the warm air inside becomes humid.
- Bad Glass Seal: Another reason you can see moisture between window panes is bad glass seal. This doesn’t always mean water is leaking into your home, it does mean that your window has lost its insulating gas or pressure. This causes a loss in energy efficiency resulting in higher energy bills.
- Faulty Window Sealant: When your windows are placed, they are secured with a sealant called caulk. This sealant can become damaged causing gaps between your window and the window casing, causing leaking. Reapply caulk and monitor leaking during the next big storm.
- Wall Leaks: What may look at feel like a window leak may actually be coming from the walls of your home. If you see staining on the top part of the window frame, this could indicate the leak is coming from your home rather than the window. Cracks or gaps in walls could cause water to leak into your windows. Fixing the crack or gap would effectively stop the leaky window issue in this case.
Preventing water damage is always the best and least expensive course of action. Ensuring your windows are installed by a licensed and certified window installation company should be your first priority. Next, ensure the materials used are weather resistant with the most innovative designs possible. High quality materials will always hold up better and last longer; be sure you ask the right questions.
Call Today for Your Free Window Leak Evaluation!
Don’t let evidence of water damage wait, the sooner you call the professionals, the less extensive the damage will be. StayDry has been serving Michigan communities for over 100 years and can help you diagnose the source of your water concerns. Don’t go it alone, call the professionals. Ask about our satisfaction guarantee and 0% financing options, you won’t be sorry. Call today at 1-800-STAY-DRY or fill out our online form and we’ll get right back to you!
Answers to Common Questions About Basement Waterproofing
What Kind of Basement Waterproofing Do I Need in Michigan?
If your basement fills with water after a rainstorm, we might suggest installing a French drain system. A common, proven approach the French drain has been installed for nearly 150 years. StayDry uses the Hydroflo system, which is backed by a 100 percent fully transferable lifetime warranty. Learn more about our French drain installation. The French Drain is one of the best ways to fix basement leak repair in Michigan.
When moisture- and wetness-causing conditions are more substantial, exterior waterproofing may be the ideal solution. StayDry’s contractors have a considerable amount of experience with excavating soil and installing several protective barriers between a home’s foundation and the outside elements. Our exterior basement waterproofing method is backed by a 10-year warranty.
Poured concrete foundations are notorious for their tendency to develop vertical cracks. If left unchecked, these cracks can expand and become easy targets for water penetration. For homes or businesses in which this has happened, StayDry recommends polyurethane crack injection. We use a high-pressure injection tool so that the epoxy expands all the way through the crack, from the exterior to the interior. Like our French drains, our crack injection services come with a lifetime warranty. Read more about basement crack repair.
Basement Waterproofing for Homeowners
- A Homeowners’s Guide to Basement Waterproofing
- Common Basement Waterproofing Problems
- Basement Waterproofing Definitions
Are you looking for basement waterproofing in a particular area of Michigan? We provide services in the following areas: Southeast Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, and Northern Michigan. We also provide our services to Northern Ohio and Northern Indiana.