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    Default leaky windows

    I have an old house with a new roof and siding.
    This was done before I bought the house two months ago.
    I have just discovered that the large front room window leaks, badly when the wind whips the rain in from the west.
    The front room leaks at the top and drips onto the hardwood floors. The upper window seems to leak at the bottom.
    The strip of roof roof involved is flat and the lower window
    is recessed because the deck and doesn't receive direct rain.
    I fear the worst! A wet interior wall and a leak for which can't find the source.
    Signed
    Worried new owner of an OLD house.

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    Default Re: leaky windows

    Sounds like the seller did some fast improvements, to help him sell the house quickly - but I could be wrong.

    Logically, when you put new sidings, you want to make sure the house is 100% water tight, BEFORE the new sidings. If you have a leak, stop it before your losses are out of control.

    If the ink is still wet on your closing papers from escrow, you may be able to go after the seller and his agent (if any). Consult a real estate lawyer, but don't wait too long.

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    Default Re: leaky windows

    Thanks for the reply
    The roof and siding look good. BUT it is so hard to pin down the source of a leak.
    It is probably too late to go after the sellers. I can always check with my lawyer just to be sure.
    rbought

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