Water Ingress inside of window, any ideas

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  1. orridge

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    Just had a storm shower go through and suddenly getting water coming in the inside of one of the windows. Its not getting through the rubber seal between the glass and the frame rather inside the window frame.

    Had a quick look on the roof but did not see any obvious pooling on the roof so any ideas as what to check would be gratefully received.
     
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    Do you mean INSIDE a double glazing type window or just on the inside of the glass in the van?
     
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    What van and how old ?
     
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    We had water coming into the van during heavy rain. It was the seal round the windows that had to be replaced.
     
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    Can you see what the state of sealant is like around the outside frame of the window? Is it perished where it's sealed across the top horizontal section of the frame/above the window? This could be where water is getting in and finding its way inside.

    Other than than, have you been on the roof at all?
    Have you inspected it for any holes that look yo be sealed?
    Reason why I ask, the previous owner of mine had taken off a dome satellite and cut the cable going into the cable gland.
    Water was finding its way down the cable and into the inside.

    The other thing to consider is are your window drain holes blocked?
    We had water pooling on the inside of the window ledge/frame after a heavy rain/storm last year.
    The window was directly under where the water drained off the roof.
    Water drained off the roof and down the side panel onto the window.
    The design of the window is to allow water to run around the window frame and drain through the drain holes at the bottom of the window frame.
    Unfortunately, these were blocked and water was backing up, hence eventually finding its way inside.
    Easily rectified by poking a bit of wire into the drain hole to unblock and clean the frame with kitchen roll.
    I also sprayed the window seal rubber with silicone spray and all of this solved my leak.

    Suggest you put hose on the area and get someone to sit inside and try trace it.

    Other than this, game some photos of the area and post on here. Someone may offer a different solution.
     
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    It inside the van where the window frame sits.
     
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    The seal looks OK as the water is on the inside suspect could be coming through the roof area.
     
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    thanks will look at the sealant and drain holes. Roof looks ok but will try and get up there tomorrow and check around.
     
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    Our seals looked perfect, until Graham took them off to see if he could find where water was coming it. There was no doubt. Took it to dealer who replaced and sealed all [rubber]and resealed round all windows. Our thoughts were if one goes then lets get them all fixed. No problems since.
     
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    Is it anything like this ?
     
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    @Tom A no not quite, it's seems to be coming down inbetween the outside and inside wall at the top of one of the windows frames. It does not appear to be the window seal or frame so I suspect it is coming from the roof somewhere.

    Had a long look at the roof and only found one place some old sealant is missing so patched that and will see if that solves the issue or not.
     
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    We had the same leak as the video. The vans got aluminium window frames and there is a mod to fix it.
    You've not got aluminium frames have you ?
     
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