Just moved house, strange noise coming from the window frame.

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by wikesy, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. wikesy

    wikesy New Member

    Recently bought my first house with my partner. Everything is great apart from a strange kazoo like noise coming from our bedroom window. At a first guess I thought the sealant might just need filling in around the frame and wall where the window pain meets the frame.

    I googled the issue and a lot of people mentioned using draught tape. So bought some, was unsure where to put it so popped in the inside of the frame where the window opens, but the noise still persists, where is the noise coming from or how is it made, its similar to a low trumpet sound or a kazoo as others have described it. Pictures below are where iv put the tape if anyone can point out if iv done it incorrectly, I hope I have in a way so I can sort it.

    Also whilst I remember, if it's any consultation when the sound appeared the other day I applied a bit of pressure to the top right corner of the frame and it stopped, as soon as I relieved the pressure the sound reappeared so again unsure of its a sealant issue. 52274817_334541997189689_1331422548746829824_n.jpg 53499998_246557869469680_5574828569084821504_n.jpg 53607300_1940891172689709_8419457684935278592_n.jpg 53764566_974836216237299_4334881578132963328_n.jpg 53814338_267854694126727_6134702973734879232_n.jpg 53823456_268095937434174_6475966111408979968_n.jpg 53869296_259114748361947_6370117226514612224_n.jpg 54277897_549022722173644_7909030199381983232_n.jpg 54432858_304530136903259_4138507804979757056_n.jpg
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Look on YouTube 'How to adjust a upvc window for draughts'.........plenty of vids to show you how to sort this common problem.
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  3. blarblarblarblar

    blarblarblarblar Active Member

    It’s a wind thing. Can you leave the opener on the night latch, if the noise stops then you opener needs looking at. You say the top of the frame when pressed the noise stops, which might indicate that new frame sealant around the outside migh5 do it. Good luck with it.
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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Active Member

    Nip outside and check the sealant between the pvc window and the brickwork, you might need a ladder. It probably needs the reapplying of the silicon sealant. Whereabouts did you press the frame to stop the whistling, this area outside is where attention is needed.
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  5. xednim

    xednim Active Member

    definitely tape is placed in wrong spots :)
    you have also done tape on the crack where window frame meets the wall- this is place for decorators caulk
    wind create the sound on the external casement lip
  6. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Knackered silicone letting wind whistle through. Dig it out on both inside and out on the frame, clean the area with big wipes or equivalent, then reseal.
  7. wikesy

    wikesy New Member

    pressed on the corner of the actual frame on the inside, top right white part. shown in the picture.
    not on the actual window connection part on the the very last part of the frame, Il try applying pressure to the window to see if it stops too
  8. wikesy

    wikesy New Member

    youll have to tell me where the external casement lip is and Ill try the tape on that. This is what I mean, I was told to get tape but no indication on where to try it to prevent the sound.
  9. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member

    Save your money on draught tape and put it towards a tube of Dow Corning or Soudal White silicone and an hour or so of your time.
  10. xednim

    xednim Active Member

    after your last reply- remove the tape (wall/frame) and apply mastic instead if it was coming from there problem will be solved
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  11. wikesy

    wikesy New Member

    haha the sound was there before I applied the tape, I put the tape over the a gap to see if it was the creating the sound. Remove the tape where I left wont change anything. I dont know where the sounds is precisely coming from
  12. wikesy

    wikesy New Member

    ahh is the external lip where the black line of sealant is when the door on the window is closed.

    I double check there no gap there tomorrow when there some sun light.
  13. gadget man

    gadget man Well-Known Member

    [QUOTE="w tomorrow when there some sun light.[/QUOTE]

    Sun light??? where are you located? .:D
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  14. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Could it be a nuisance neighbour with an actual Kazoo?
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  15. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    In that case is the neighbours name Don Partridge and has a wife called 'Rosie'. :rolleyes:
  16. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Blimey Astra. That's going back a bit!
  17. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Yep, reached No 4 in the charts in March 1968, just a teenager at that time!:(
  18. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    I’ve had this issue previously on a couple of windows ..... yeah, sounds like a kazoo is a brilliant explanation :)

    Also check in and out around the frame if any plastic trims have been used to hide gaps between frame and wall

    Often gaps are just filled with foam or silicon then a upvc trim stuck on with more silicon

    Only need a tiny gap around edges of trim for the wind to get through and play a tune for you :eek:
  19. Lonestar2000

    Lonestar2000 New Member

    Had this problem recently on a window, called out a local tradesperson who repairs UPVC windows. Told me straight away problem was with the hinges, in 30 minutes he removed the window replaced the hinges and job was finished. Problem sorted have gone all this week with the high winds and no noise.

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