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I have someone going to fix it. He says gable windows leak often if "window rap" is not installed before trim is put on. it is what he is going to do...remove outside trim, add window rap and replace trim. Hopefully it will do the trick.
How do you "air seal"??
My electric bill was up compared to my neighbors for last two winters since I built. I had my AC co do an "annual " cleaning just to see if anything was wrong. The guy said I was one lb low on freon or whatever it is called and that he found no leaks. He said it probably was never filled from the beginning and yes it could have made the difference in my winter bills. Otherwise my house seems pretty air tight and warm and cozy in winter......
Except now for the window leaks.
We tried caulking but when I used the hose against the window, it again leaked at the base of the triagiular gable windows. I was told that the trim piece on the outside need to be removed and some kind of rubberized piece installed would stop the leaking. it didn't sound like rubber stopers at the corners. sounded more like a rubber seal under the trim against the window.
This is very disturbing. I made last payment to buillder 22 months ago but have only been at the cabin a total of about 6 weeks since then....builder still says my warranty is up and the repairs will be at a cost to me.
We have. After having our GC review it, Anderson window come, and much invested in storm windows we could not figure it out. We just had an energy audit and the auditor suggested that if there are any air leaks in the house (and we have plenty) that moisture in the home can escape in these areas. I asked him if it would pour in, like it did around our windows, and he said yes. We have tried everything else to solve the problem so we are now working on air leaks. He said that if we seal the air leaks we should see the problem solved. We are sealing with spray foam insulatiopn in just a few weeks so I will let you know if it helps.
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