Water Leaking Around Windows
Current Location: manchester, ct
We are currently experiencing hurricane winds and rain and I noticed a damp spot under one of my windows facing the wind/rain direction.
An hour later, the spot was much bigger and squishy. Cut to 3 hours later and there's now a hole in my wall under my window where the wall is slowly starting to crumble away (about the size of my fist currently). I can see the water dripping in! I have dish towels stuffed up in the hole right now, which seems to be controlling the water flow from not going down my wall. However, I have to change the towel every hour as is soaking wet. Now I'm noticing damp spots around 6 of my 10 windows!!
The house was remodeled over a year ago and new windows were installed. We purchased it from the remodeler last june.I had noticed that there is no caulking around them, so I'm assuming this is part of the problem. Could it be that there is a larger problem, such as no or improperly installed flashing??
I understand that I will need to call in some repairs. My questions for this are:
1) would insurance cover this as im assuming its because of the wind? We've had many rain storms since we moved in and have had no water damage that we've seen prior.
2) if not, how much would it cost to have the walls removed, windows corrected, then resealed correctly?? I'm afraid I'll have to take out a personal loan as I won't be able to afford it and these repairs are desparetly needed.