I have recently moved into a house which is 10years old. When it is windy, 2 large windows in the master bedroom at the front of the house creak. Can anyone provide me advice or guidance on how to address this issue?
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @Kimtee05. It's fantastic to have you join us and many thanks for your question.
Can you tell where the creaking is originating from? Is it the windows moving against the frame or just a noise in the general vicinity of the window? You'll really need to have a close listen and find out the source of the noise. To stop the noise it might be as simple as spraying some WD-40 Specialist 300g High Performance Silicone Lubricant on the surfaces rubbing together. Alternatively, it could have to do with the locking mechanisms not holding tight and allowing the windows to move on windy days. There is also the potential that the windows were not installed correctly and there is pressure on them which is exacerbated in windy conditions.
You might like to take a photo to show our members the type of window. You could also try tracking down where the noise is coming from and letting us know. Some possibilities include the hinges, the window rubbing on the frame or perhaps it is a noise from inside the wall.
We look forward to hearing more about the issue and offering some solutions.
Hi @MitchellMc , thanks for you're reply.
I have applied WD-40 to one of the windows and had no luck.
The noise appears to come from the top, the bottom and sides seem secure. When I gently push or tap certain sections it makes the creaking/popping noise.
I've attached more photos. I wonder if recaulking the gaps with selleys will help?
Does it make the creaking/popping noise when you press on the frame or just when you press on the windows? If it makes the noise when you press on the frame I suspect it is because the frame is not fixed firmly. By the looks of that large crack that runs across the top of the frame something has certainly shifted.
If you can, get someone inside the house to press the top of the window frame and from the outside observe that gap. If it closes up even slightly when the person inside is pressing the frame then that would indicate the window frame is not secured correctly. Depending on your level of D.I.Y. expertise this could quite possibly be a job for a carpenter.