Leaking Windscreen ?
Three ladies enjoying a leaking windscreen.
A leaking windscreen leads to rust
There are reasons why a windshield leaks
A leaking windscreen is most likely the result of a poor installation. This could be the case if you’ve had your back or front windshield replaced recently.
The amount of urethane used to seal the window
Your car window installer may not have primed the area around your windscreen properly.
When a windscreen is replaced, the correct amount of urethane (a polyurethane commonly used in the production of sealants, mattresses, car seats and shoes) needs to be applied. Too much windscreen sealant and you have a mess. Too little and, well, you get a nice naturescape flowing down your front dash. And then there’s the skill of the person. Was it a rush job?
In short, your car windscreen may not be sealed properly and over time – this can lead to an expensive rust problem (read more about rusty car windshields here). Little problems become big problems in time. We all know this (cake and Coke is nice, but not every day).
Signs of a leaking windscreen
Water can travel. Beneath your vehicle’s carpet, there are channels and water can move from the front of you car to the back. Finding a sodden carpet by the back seat doesn’t necessarily mean your side or rear windows are the problem. Just in the last few years, car manufacturers have added padding to vehicles which will smell when it gets wet. The smell is meant to alert you to mould spores or water near the body of your vehicle.
If the leak isn’t fixed, your car can develop mould and ultimately rust.
6 Things to look out for
You need to be a detective. Look for the following signs:
- strange, mildewy odour
- streaks down the car interior
- moisture in your car
- fogged-up windows
- rust stains
- wet carpet
If your windshield leaks when it rains, get in touch.
Call David on 1300 322 886 or fill in the form (top right).
I have a leaky windscreen
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Trust D & C Auto Glass to get the job done properly the first time so the problem doesn’t continue through the winter months.