Window leaks in your Naples, FL home can be serious and destructive. Innovative Construction Solutions can take quick action to identify the source and extent of the leaks and make the necessary repairs.
The Innovative Construction Solutions team is made up of professionals with various building, construction, design and architectural expertise, and includes architects, landscape architects, engineers, general contractors and seasoned project managers. These industry experts will identify what the problem is and recommend solutions for long-term fixes. Our goal is to win your satisfaction for a job well done.
Our specialists will test your exterior windows for water leakage. A spray rack is typically positioned in the general area of the suspected water infiltration. A constant stream of water is sprayed against the window in accordance with accepted protocols while our inspectors carefully observe and document any water intrusion that occurs.
We also provide infrared imaging for window leak detection using FLIR thermal imaging cameras, the highest quality infrared equipment in the industry. This minimally invasive test can quickly and non-destructively identify the source and location of a leak as well as the extent of moisture damaged areas.
Our inspectors also have a detailed documentation protocol to help customers with insurance claims and litigation support.
Top Causes of Window Leaks
There are a number of reasons that cause window leaking, and poor installation is one of the most common reasons. No matter how beautiful or energy efficient the windows are, if they are not installed correctly, they can cause problems for your home. Common installation slip-ups include windows that are not plumb or level, as well as:
- Improper sealing: Expanding foam is the most common way of sealing windows today, but the material must be measured and used accurately. If too little foam is used, there will be air channels between the window and the wall that allow water to come through.
- Missing/broken caulking: Caulking is one of the most overlooked causes of window leaks. If your caulking is missing or broken at the window flange and seams, water can build up on the windows.
- Poor glass seal: If you see leaks between panes of glass in a window, it means there is a bad seal. In this condition, the windows will be far less energy efficient than when they were new.
- Defective products: Although less common, window leaks can be caused by a manufacturing defect or damage caused to the product during shipping or installation.
Lastly, your window leak might not be a window leak at all. It’s possible that damage to the interior or exterior wall or the roof has allowed water to intrude near the window. Because it can be hard to tell the difference, it’s important to have a professional take a look and determine how to fix the problem.
Determining the cause of the window leaks in your Naples, FL home are a major component of fixing them properly. Innovative Construction Solutions can help you find an affordable and effective solution. Call us today at (239) 384-5890 to explore our services.