Please someone help guide me, water inside of flashing or condensation??

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  1. Nov 1, 2019 #1

    Billbill84

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    So last month I been monitoring a window on 1st floor that had water seeping in around top of inside window frame. I siliconed the hell out of the window above it as I knew this window was suspect after I found bottom flashing had corner gaps! I sealed the window all way around and every time it rains I peak in bottom window frame from inside wall and it's been dry! But today I was going to foam seal the inside top frame of window due to colder temps out (31*) today, and in middle of that top flashing I seewater!!!!!!!!!!! Nothin dripping in so could it be condensation?? Look at the pics and tell me where to look I'm at my wits end with thisdamn house!!!! Any help is greatly
     

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    I would bet on condensation, a leak there would have to be coming from the upper window.
     
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    Hey nealtw, yes today as I was the investigating I pulled the trim off from around the window above but before I even did that first thing I noticed was that the bottoms of the sashes had much condensation on the inside of window. I pulled the bottom window trim off and saw it was damp under the window's frame and the sill frame of the wall right below this same window was also wet! Now I thought could a window condensate be so bad that it overflows the sash and finds its way to the bottom of the window frame? I'm lost! Weird thing is that after 4 weeks of seeing that bottom window getting saturated on the top of its frame like today, I went to that upstairs window and caulked the hell out of it from the outside. Found 2 small hole on bottom corners where water got it. I caulked it up like a madman and we had a few good rains and I would check that downstairs window (left its top trim off to monitor my caulk job), and it has been dry! Only after yesterday's snow fall/today's thaw, I checked today and saw this issue. I recaulked upstairs window again from outside and there was the aluminum clad that was separated from the outter glass so I caulked that. It's just weird that when raining a few weeks back the downstairs window has been dry! Here are some more pics of the upstairs problem window under frame. Condensation you thinking?
     

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    There are two kinds of windows, those that leak and those that have not leaked yet. That is the rule we use today, whether it be a water leak or condensation we put in material to catch it and a path that for it to escape to the outside of the house wrap. You have wood windows with a flange, how is that flange attached and how water proof is that and what would the flange attachment look like on the arched top. Pulling that upper window would be fun, likely 400 to 500 pounds.
     
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    Yeah that's why I'll just pay and supervise the job lol. Have to make sure these fools don't try and install a new window over any problem areas. Attention to detail is the most valuable skill set any tradesmen could have
     
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