Ideas for preventing leaks in steel-casement windows

Q Our house, built in 1949, has steel-casement windows which leak during heavy winter rains. What can we do to stop the leaks?

Vera Anderson, Sacramento, Calif.

A Steel windows have been almost universally replaced by aluminum, as you probably know. However, your local window dealer may have some contacts which can furnish you with weatherstripping that is made especially for steel-casement windows.

Installed, it should keep the rain out if, indeed, the steel units are not bent out of shape.

Otherwise, install a pliable weatherstripping at the window perimeters. Ask your local window man for the correct type, size, and method of installation.

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