Gap between window and screen


Old 08-15-19, 11:46 AM
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Gap between window and screen

Gap between window and screen causing air leakage and rain leaks.
How do I go about trying to fix this ?

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Old 08-15-19, 03:35 PM
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No idea what we are looking at. Back up and take another picture.

I think it's normal for air to get past a screen... lol screens aren't waterproof either. It's a screen.
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Old 08-15-19, 03:55 PM
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A screen should have about an 1/8 inch sloppy fit into the casing.
Old 08-15-19, 04:57 PM
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Not sure if I have the picture oriented but we can see the gap. It almost looks like the screen is not in the proper track. A picture from further back would be helpful.
Old 08-15-19, 08:40 PM
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I can see it better now that im not on my phone. Screens on sliding windows usually have a strip of a weathersealing gasket where they meet the sliding sash, and it's main purpose is to keep bugs out. Don't know why yours is missing, but maybe the screen is turned around. Try taking the screen out and see if it's on the opposite side. Other than that, don't know what to suggest... maybe it's not even the original screen. Cheap builders grade windows might have lost that weatherstrip, as they are just glued on and don't last. Or sometimes that piece is supposed to be on the window sash, not the screen. Take the screen out and look for a kerf on the side of the sash that faces the screen.

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