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  • Window Water Leak Testing

    Water leaks at windows can be serious and destructive. Fixing them is a priority matter. But first you need to find out why and how the leak occurs. This is where window testing is needed. We bring our portable test equipment to your building anywhere in the United States or Canada. Our water test reporting is clear and illustrated with photographs. In addition, we customize test methods to fit a particular application. This can accelerate the diagnostic process and provide very specific understandings of water leakage paths that may exist.

    When windows leak water, or when performance testing is required for new window product
    certification in the field, these methods are used:

    Window Water Testing Standards…

    ASTM E1105 – 00(2008)
    Standard Test Method for Field Determination of Water Penetration of Installed Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls, by Uniform or Cyclic Static Air Pressure Difference

    ASTM E331 – 00(2009)
    Standard Test Method for Water Penetration of Exterior Windows, Skylights, Doors, and Curtain Walls by Uniform Static Air Pressure Difference

    AAMA 511
    Voluntary Guideline for Forensic Water Penetration Testing of Fenestration Products

    AAMA 501.2
    Quality Assurance and Diagnostic Water Leakage Field Check of Installed Storefronts, Curtain Walls, and Sloped Glazing Systems

    AAMA 502
    Voluntary Specifications for Field Testing of Windows and Sliding Glass Door

    RILEM Test Method 11.4
    RILEM Tube

    Read more…
    My Windows Leak!
    Window Glazing Leaks
    Leaks and Problems with Vinyl Windows
    Aluminum Window Leaks
    Window Sealant Failure
    Wood Window Leaks
    Curtainwall Leaks

    For Testing of Window Water Leaks…
    Contact Mark Meshulam at: Mark@ChicagoWindowExpert.com
    847-878-8922

    2 Responses to “Window Water Leak Testing”

    1. I LEAVE IN A CONDO AND THE PATIO IS LEAKING DOWN THE JACK AND KING STUDS FOR A 1 YR .THERE IS A OVERHANG OVER THE PATIO DOOR. I HAD THE CONDO MAINTENANCE HAS LOOKED AT IT AND HAVE NOT COME UP TO A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM. I HAVE A LAMINATED FLOOR AND IT IS MIGRATING DOWN THE SEAMS ABOUT A 2 FT. i WOULD LIKE IT FIXED . IF, YOU NEED PICS LET ME KNOW.

      THANK YOU,
      RICH YELICH

    2. Sure, send pics to mark@chicagowindowexpert.com

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Witnesses and lab tech are inside the chamber during the water test, looking for leaks.