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Topic # 201717 31-Aug-2016 12:48
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We have aluminium windows and in some rooms they make a clicking sound every minute or so in the afternoon when the sun is on it.

 

I understand objects expand and contract, however, I haven't come across windows that make such a audible clicking noise.

 

Any ideas guys?


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  Reply # 1620197 31-Aug-2016 13:19
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Is it a particular joint grating while expanding? Can you locate the source?



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  Reply # 1620198 31-Aug-2016 13:20
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It is the same spot every day. I can push on the window but the clicking noise still happens.

 

I feel it is behind the gib?

 

Just wondering if there is a quick way to minimise this noise.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1620199 31-Aug-2016 13:23
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The noise sounds very much like tapping the window with a nail.


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  Reply # 1620285 31-Aug-2016 15:10
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It could be a number of things I would think. How old are the windows? If old, how do the hinges look for the window (assuming it's an awning window)? A bit of grease couldn't go astray here.

 

It could be a flashing that's riveted to the frame which is moving at a different speed, or the mitered joints of the frame itself. However it'll be nigh on impossible to fix. I'd be preparing myself to get used to the sound and learn to tune it out. It won't be going away in a hurry I wouldn't think.




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  Reply # 1620287 31-Aug-2016 15:13
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It's actually 8 years old, so not old at all.

I guess I just want to know if it is normal? Maybe I'm too sensitive to these things?

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  Reply # 1620312 31-Aug-2016 16:04
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Does it happen when the windows are open, closed, or not matter?




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  Reply # 1620313 31-Aug-2016 16:05
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frankv:

 

Does it happen when the windows are open, closed, or not matter?

 

 

 

 

It's actually a window pane, with two windows on top of each other to one side.

 

 

 

It is the window pane side that makes the noise. It doesn't matter whether the windows are opened or closed.


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My wife's parents have an aluminium frame house and when it gets hot it clicks and clack and snaps and makes all sorts of noises.

 

Then again as it cools down at night.

 

 

 

Pretty sure it's normal.




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  Reply # 1620321 31-Aug-2016 16:24
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muppet:

 

My wife's parents have an aluminium frame house and when it gets hot it clicks and clack and snaps and makes all sorts of noises.

 

Then again as it cools down at night.

 

 

 

Pretty sure it's normal.

 

 

 

 

OK thanks for that, it is good to know I am not alone here. Keen to hear from others too!


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  Reply # 1620325 31-Aug-2016 16:34
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We have a timber home (Initial Home) and when it cools at night we get some good creaks and bangs, but a constant tapping like you describe would drive me mad.


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  Reply # 1620406 31-Aug-2016 19:53
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Is this Windows 10?

But seriously, how are the rubber seals around the glass? Do you think the sound is from the glass or the frames?



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  Reply # 1620408 31-Aug-2016 19:57
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Sounds like it is coming from behind the wall just by the frame. The rubber looks to be in good condition.

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