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    House windows noisey

    Iv been in my house 6 months now,and the recent gail force winds has highlighted an annoying issue. When the wind blows at the house,the windows appear to whistle. I think iv traced this to the top of the windows,but cant be sure. The windows look pretty new. Is this a fixable problem,as its a tad annoying,especially at night when we are trying to sleep. Any help will be welcomed
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    Silicon is your friend!

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    dont think my girlfriend is into that,but i can ask!!!
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    :P

    Get a lit candle and move it around all the seals/joins in the window casement. When you find the flame flickering you know you've got a 'leak' - if it's in the casement you can use silicon to fill up the gaps. If it's between the join of the window and the casement you may need to 'bend' it back into shape or get the seals replaced for thicker ones.

    DIY god me.

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    Awesome,thanks mate,will do that at some point. By casement do you mean the frame of the window?
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    i'd seal from the outside aswell as the inside, as if air is passing through water will also do so. Which sometimes can cause damp within the walls themselves...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daryl_mk4 coupe View Post
    Awesome,thanks mate,will do that at some point. By casement do you mean the frame of the window?
    Yes - the bit that doesn't move - not the *actual* window itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by mikescoupe View Post
    i'd seal from the outside aswell as the inside, as if air is passing through water will also do so. Which sometimes can cause damp within the walls themselves...
    Good point - should have mentioned that.

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    It's not the air circulation vents at the top is it?

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    I dont have the air vent above the windows Lee. I may run a bead of silicone around the top of the window and see if that fixes it.
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    My windows are exactly the same and were only fitted in June. However although it won't be doing my gas bill any justice, i actually quite like it

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