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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:44 pm 
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Hi guys have attached s picture just sitting in living room and heard dripping water and saw it coming in just above the window any ideas what it can be and it’s first time this has happened :help: :cb


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:23 pm 
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So is it raining ? if so check I'd check the guttering first If not, check any water pipes above living room eg to and from radiators. Let us know what you find


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:32 pm 
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Hi boxedin yes it’s raining hard I’ve attached a picture of the outside of the window


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:37 pm 
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Ps it’s also the downstairs window and the above window is fine


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wider pic please showing upstairs window and cladding and guttering.

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Could be getting down the back of the cladding from the upstairs window can you see the top of the cladding to see if there are gaps where rain could get in, what is behind the cladding do you know ?

Is the guttering spilling water over the top in heavy rain due to blockage or faulty installation sometimes it tips backwards and runs down the wall ?


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Ok guys will post a wider picture once back home just went out after taking outside picture. I think it may have been raining so hard it went over the top of the gutters as there was lots of rain running from above on to the window sill of the leaking window


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A wider picture of the outside of the house. Now it’s continuing to rain but only light rain and there’s been no leaking inside the window now? Does this point to the hard rain possibly running over the gutters at the top of the house which to be honest we’ve had worse rain and this has never happened

I’ve checked pipes in the room above and no leaks as well.


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water definitely shouldn't be coming over the gutter - that needs checking by someone on a ladder.
the siding could be suspect esp the bottom length - the edging bottom seems to be turned up a bit.

you have an exceptionally wide projecting eaves soffit - that should give good protection.
the top window sill also has a good projection.

on a dry day you could water test from the bottom of the siding going up very slow - only set the hose for a fine spray.


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Hi Wes56
Thanks for the reply, will be getting up to check the gutter tomorrow after work.
When you say the bottom siding could be suspect especially the bottom length seems to be turned up a bit
Do you think I should get that fixed? If so what should it look like?
I willl try the water test if we get a decent dry day over the next week


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its going to be tricky to safely set your ladder and examine the gutter.
dont lay the ladder on the gutter - maybe, see if leaning the ladder against the brickwork will enable you to safely peer over - someone else has to foot the ladder all the time.
if you have to lean back too far then forget about the gutters - a tower would be needed to access safely.

until you've looked closely at the siding i've no idea what you should do to it.i'm looking at a pic not the thing.


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Cheers Wes56 much appreciated advice :thumbright:


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