Almost as common a problem for the homeowner as roof leaks during the recent heavy rains were weeping windows.
If you have ever had this trouble, you know how frustrating it can be to solve. Here are some repair tips:
1) Caulk, caulk, caulk. Use a caulking gun to apply clear silicone caulk to all joints on and around the window that look as if water could possibly penetrate. Apply a straight, neat bead of material and smooth it down with a finger to assure complete coverage. When dry, remove any excess from the glass with a single-edge razor blade.
2) For wood casement windows that leak around the edges, apply open-cell foam weatherstripping tape to the wood "stops" the sashes close against. Buy this in 1/4- by 1/2-inch 17-foot rolls at most hardware stores.