Sharpen your eyes to find out why the window leaks
Summer is traditionally a rainy season, with heavy winds and heavy rain. At this time, the leaking Windows became a problem for many people. Windows leak for different reasons, the solution is also different. Accordingly, need to find water leakage reason carefully above all, just can take targeted measure, save a window in "water fire".
1. Loose and deformed Windows cause water leakage
Loose space between Windows and borders is one of the most common causes of leaks. On the one hand, the window will generate resonance vibration when closing the door. As time goes on, the gap between the window and the wall becomes larger and larger. On the other hand is caused by the window quality closes nevertheless, poor quality of the Windows of the strength is not enough, easy to deformation, use soon, window frame, on the edge of mortar layer will appear crack, fall off, causing leakage.
2. Improper installation of Windows causes water leakage
The window lintel and windowsill were not used for drip tank and water slope when the Windows were installed. The outdoor window sill is higher than the indoor window sill board, and the window sill board plastering layer does not make the water slope or the slope turns inward and the window sill plate cracks may cause leakage.
3. Water leakage caused by poor drainage of the drain hole in the window slot
Some Windows may not have drain holes, especially push and pull Windows. The rain water is all accumulated in the push and pull box slot and cannot be discharged. Or it is outside window sill affixed ceramic tile when did not notice, gave drain hole to block, the rain water in push pull frame groove all infiltrate into the wall and cause leakage; In addition, use time is long, drain hole may be blocked by sundries, resulting in water flow cannot be discharged in time.
4. Water leakage is caused by damage to the waterproof layer of the wall near the window
The waterproof layer of the wall around the window is damaged and easy to leak. In addition, when the old house is renovated and replaced with Windows, it is not professional to remove Windows, causing damage to the outer wall waterproof layer. If it is not repaired in time, it is likely to leak after installing new Windows.
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1. Strictly control the quality of materials
The leakage caused by the quality problem of the window itself requires direct repair or replacement of the window. Window frame and window sash of choose and buy, such as sealing strip to the quality of the pass, at the same time, adopt waterproof sealing material should have the quality documents, ensure the quality of the material meets the requirements, don't choose bad sealing material.
2. Reseal the gap
For the window frame and wall, windowsill between the gap caused by the leakage, the gap can be re-sealed. For the gap between the outside window frame and the wall window sill, it is better to remove the original seal and fill it with weatherproof glass glue for sealing. And to the outside window frame and windowsill aperture, had better clear the original sealing material, fill wait - resistant glass glue to undertake sealing, use cement mortar to block and do waterproof treatment next.
Install Windows correctly
Outdoor windowsills should be lower than the indoor windowsills 20mm is appropriate, and water slope is set to ensure the smooth drainage of rainwater. The gap between the metal window frame and the indoor window sill plate must be sealed with high elastic sealant resistant to weather, so as to ensure water tightness and prevent leakage. The lintel and windowsill shall be provided with adequate drip tank and water slope.
4. Keep the window drain tank clear
To solve the problem of water leakage caused by the blockage of window frame drain tank, keep the drain tank free. If there is a problem with the location of the drain hole, the original hole needs to be closed and re-opened.
5. Rework the waterproof layer of the window wall
The window wall itself leaks water, the solution is, chisel the adornment layer of the wall surface, undertake repair even lay waterproof layer afresh.