Historic Window Leak Investigations
We provide professional leak detection of air and water through or around your windows and doors. water testing is used to determine if and where leaking may be occurring around windows and doors, utilizing the ASTM E1105 standard test method for field determination of water penetration of installed fenestration products by uniform static air pressure difference, in conjunction with AAMA 502 and AAMA 503 testing standards. air testing is used to determine if and where leaking may be occurring around windows and doors, utilizing ASTM E783 standard test method for field measurement of air leaking through installed exterior windows and doors. After we thoroughly investigate your potential window and door leaks, we will consult with you to determine the best remedial steps to employ as corrective measures.
Historic windows can be made energy-efficient and leak-resistant, usually by upgrading with insulated glass and other high-performance glass options as well as weatherstripping options.
Additionally, there are many secondary glazing (storm window) options available that are specifically designed for use with historic windows, matching the sightlines and frame profile dimensions. These upgrades are more cost-effective than replacing historic windows.
Don’t assume your historic window needs to be replaced just because it is leaking.