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Timber slat decks – water leaking into house

  • Water is tracking along the bolts used to fix the deck to the wall cladding/framing

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  • The decking/framing is hard against wall cladding

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Waterproof decks – water leaking into the house

  • The threshold from the house down to the waterproof deck or balcony is not deep enough

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  • The deck membrane is not turned up enough (150 mm minimum) behind the bottom of wall and solid barrier cladding 

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Timber windows – rotted sash

Timber windows – rotted sill

  • Water sits on the sill if the slope is not sufficient to shed it 

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  • Water is getting into the sill/jamb junction 

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Timber windows – joints opening in sashes

  • The sash has racked (twisted), or there has been thermal expansion/contraction of the timber

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  • There has been moisture absorption into the timber end grain if the joints were inadequately primed before installation

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Door is difficult to lock or unlock

Door is difficult to open or close

Steel windows – paint failure: peeling/flaking

  • Corrosion caused by moisture getting under the paint 

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Moisture in sealed insulating glass units

  • Edge seal damage or failure due to UV light, moisture in window frame, wind deflection 

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  • Damage caused during installation; manufacturing defect

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Roof space – insulation is wet

  • A leak through roofing, around a chimney, flue or other roof penetration, from an inadequately flashed parapet or an overflowing internal gutter

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  • Leaking pipes or water tanks in the roof space

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Roof leaks (visible as wet framing or water path stains)

Roof space dampness

  • A leak through roofing, around a chimney, flue or other roof penetration, from an inadequately flashed parapet or an overflowing internal gutter

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  • Leaking pipes in the roof space

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