The best in the business at window and door leak detection and repair
Window and door leaks can occur for a wide variety of reasons — and frequently, what is thought to be a window or door leak is actually an issue elsewhere in your home, often from a weak point above where you’re seeing the leak. As the best leak detection and repair company in the business, you can rest easy. Because no matter where the original leak occurs, we will find it, fix it, and get your home back to watertight and pristine condition.
Your local window & door leak experts
With comprehensive expertise across roofing, plumbing, and interior and exterior waterproofing, we have the knowledge to diagnose and repair even the most mysterious leaks. Sit back and let us do what we are great at: fixing leaks.
We put you back in control of your leak problem
We’ll keep you informed every step of the way. With pictures and videos that document the specific causes and effects of your individual leak, a comprehensive Leak Report including a full repair plan, and consistent status updates, you can relax, because you’re in control of every step of the decision-making process.
We’ll take care of you from first drip to final fix
From leak detection and repair, to restoration and cosmetic repairs to get your house back to its original condition, we’ve got you covered. We are the last company you will need to hire to fix your water problems — when we’re done, it’ll be like the leak never existed.
We repair doors, windows, and everything in between
No matter where your leak occurs in your home, we have experience detecting and fixing leaks of all kinds. Common window and door leaks in Philadelphia include:
We repair leaks on all types of windows. The majority of window leaks are actually caused by a leak from a higher source, often another window. They can also be caused by blocked drainage, or windows that aren’t sealing or locking tightly.
Sliding & Exterior Door Leaks
Door leaks, whether swing doors or sliding doors, often have similar causes as window leaks, such as a leak elsewhere that is presenting in this area.
While skylights may be less common in Philly, some houses do have them, and skylights can be prone to leaking, especially when not installed or maintained properly.
How It Works
To find the best solution for your home, our Philadelphia leak experts will guide you through each step of our leak detection process, and answer any questions or concerns to keep you informed and in control. From our free consultation, to our thorough leak detection process and comprehensive Leak Report, through to repairing the leak and restoring the home to its original condition, we’re with you every step of the way to a leak-free home.
Fix your window leak, for good
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The majority of window and door leaks are caused by a leak up above, by a different faulty window, or an issue with the exterior brickwork, siding, or flashing. Water leaks can also be caused by deficient vapor barriers, glazing, or sealing, the lack of a sill pan, a problem with the installation or manufacturing, or deferred maintenance. It’s also important to ensure that the window drainage isn’t blocked by debris, and that your windows can open and close completely, and lock and unlock properly, so that it is tightly sealed during storms.
In most cases, no, we will not need to remove the window or door. However, this is always a possibility. As always, we will get approval from you before, and we will always do cosmetic repairs to return your house to its pristine, original condition.
This is also not necessary in most cases; but in some cases we may need to open up the wall or ceiling to find the root cause of the leak. But again, our proven four phase process that ends with cosmetic repairs will ensure that you are happy with the state of your home when we are finished.
This is highly dependent on the issue with the window or door. If it was a manufacturing defect or issue, then we may recommend replacing the window with one that is not defective; this may also be the case in some circumstances when it was not installed properly and is damaged. Overall, we take care to be as minimally invasive as possible and recommend the best path to return your home to watertight condition with only the necessary repairs and replacements.
We don’t work directly with your homeowner’s insurance, but we will work with you if you are getting reimbursed. If you need extra time to figure out the details with your insurance or are waiting for a check from them, we can adjust or pause with you to make the process as smooth as possible.
If the same leak reappears, we will come back to repeat the leak detection process, free of charge. If any issues are found with our workmanship, they will be corrected free of charge. If additional contributing factors are found at the time of the followup Leak Detection those will be presented and an additional estimate for those repairs will be provided. Sometimes a process of elimination is required to resolve all of the leak sources when there is more than one contributing factor in close proximity to others.
The Leak Detection process typically takes between 2-8 hours. You will receive your Leak Report within approximately 14 business days. The leak repair process can vary, though our average repair takes 1-2 days, some extensive repairs may take a couple weeks or more. After repairs have been completed we typically wait for 3-4 weather events that would have traditionally elicited the leak to pass by without event before providing a quote for sealing up the drywall and moving onto the cosmetic repairs.