Leaky windows making me NUTS!

beth1954February 21, 2012

Our mobile home seems to keep settling. We had a 2 year drought, now we are getting quite a bit of rain. Nothing works properly anymore. The front door barely shuts, the back door leaks and the hallway floods because of it. We have at least 5 leaky windows. We have to put towels on the window sill, and replace them when they get totally soaked with water. We have had some of those windows caulked--twice--and still have the leaks. The wood on the window sills is getting soft. We don't have much money...at all.......I'm really concerned and don't know how to get this fixed w/o it costing a fortune! Any ideas??

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Wow, you really have a mess on your hands there! When you have alot of rain like that, it could be your roofing! Have you checked to see if there are any shingles along the roof that may have blown off? Perhaps it's time to call in a contractor to give you a "free" estimate. Do you have insurance?

    Bookmark   February 28, 2012 at 4:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

My handy-man friend has been on the roof since the leaks started and he didn't mention anything looking bad. He notices EVERYTHING! I guess I should have someone come and look at it, but I'm afraid it will be way too expensive for me. We have very little money to spare for repairs, but I know it's important to get them done. My friend has been real busy, and didn't have the time to look at them for me again the last time he was here. Thanks for responding, Pippie!

    Bookmark   April 6, 2012 at 3:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If it is a newer home the windows will come off fairly easy, I would pull the windows and reset them, it should not take more then 1 hr per average window.

Resident manager of over 20 years.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 7:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

OK, when you say reset, does that just mean to pull them out, maybe caulk or replace trim and put them back in?
By the way, it's a 1998 Fleetwood.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 11:53AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Do You Love Your Mobile Home?
Hi there. I have read the posts on this forum with...
Moving an old Windsor (70's) single wide SAFE?
A friend of mine has a 1970 ish Windsor 14X 70 or 12...
Should I buy this single wide?
I have an opportunity to buy a 2001 Clayton single-wide...
Looking for advice, might be buying manufactured/modular
Hi! My husband and I will be looking at this house...
Insulating an older Mobile home
HI, Im new to the forum. Glad to meet you all and really...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™