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I have Capital windows in my house that was built 8 yrs ago.They are leaking badly,the company say it is the instillation.I think it is the window.Has any had this problem before ,or have any suggestion on how to handle it.
They leak water,only when the rain hits them straight on.The house has a stucco front,MI says it is the instillation,but the fines are rough and brown coated in and has a banding around it.I have done water test around the window and they don't leak ,as soon as I hit the top of the window they leak.
If the water comes in at the top and leaks in across the headframe of the window it could be a flashing problem behind the stucco. Hard to say without knowing where you are seeing the water. You could try sealing off the window with plastic and the doing the water test to see if you get any water penetration. If you don't get any water it would seem to indicate the window itself is leaking. Otherwise, water penetration could be from an installation or flashing problem.