what would you do?
Our home is 12 years old on the bay but it gets hammered with noreasters and tropical storms. The windows on the bay side are either nonopenning or are crank style. The crank style are leaking where the crank housing attaches to the window frame. Water just oozes out. I have had people look at them and they say the water and wind come so fast the water can't evacuate through the normal system. Caulking of the windows is up to date. We have lost our hard wood floors as well as problems with the drywall on the lower ceiling from this. What would you do? Replace the windows? If so with what? Install hurricane shutters etc. to decrease the wind, rain when a bad one hits? House would be dark but maybe drier? Other ideas? Waiting for the insurance company to see it they will cover some of this but need to move forward so time is an issue. Thanks for any help you can give us.