Water leaking in through screened windows during heavy, windy rain.

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Old 05-12-13, 01:13 PM
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Water leaking in through screened windows during heavy, windy rain.

I have a patio/sun room in my back yard that has windows along its entire perimeter. The windows are covered by a screen mesh to let in sunlight and fresh air. Unfortunately, water leaks in through the window when there is heavy rain, especially if it is accompanied by strong winds.

I am looking for a solution that will stop water from leaking in during heavy, windy rain and let in light and fresh air when the weather is nice. I am considering vinyl or burlap roller shades since they can be rolled up or down depending on the weather, but I do not think they will stand up well to rain and/strong winds. Any advice or suggestion is appreciated. Thanks so much.
 
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Old 05-12-13, 02:23 PM
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I'm trying to understand what you have there.

I envision screens on the outside and windows on the inside. You would open the windows to let fresh air in thru the screen. Do I have that right ?

If the windows don't keep out the rain I don't see how a roll-up shade is going to help much.
Why are the windows leaking..... that's the real problem.
 
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Old 05-12-13, 08:55 PM
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I am sorry that I was not very clear. The room does not have real windows. Instead, the "windows" are basically just square shaped openings cut into the wood and covered with screen mesh. So, there are no windows on the inside, just screen mesh. I am not sure if it would be feasible to put real windows in the room, but I can look into it.
 
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The obvious solution is to get rid of the screen and put custom sized storm windows (with screens) on the outside of the framing.
 
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Here we would call that a screened porch.
 
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Please post a picture. There may be some ways to lessen the water coming in, but there's a reason a submarine does not have screen windows.
Here's one company's web site that makes custom sized, easy to install windows and screens that I've used before and liked them so much I did my own screen porch with them.
 
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