Whistling noise from windows

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I purchased and moved into a mid terraced house in May. The house was built nearly 100 years ago. It has UPVC windows and when it is windy there is a horrible whistling noise coming from the windows. There's no draft, just an annoying noise - it's like living in a haunted house! :eek: Has anyone any ideas what is causing it and also if it's something that someone who knows nothing about DIY (but is having to learn to try and save money) could fix?

Thanks

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  • Wherryman
    Wherryman Posts: 204 Forumite
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    It’s most probably the seal around the window frame vibrating in the breeze like the reed in a saxophone or bagpipes.
    How to fix it, perhaps you can adjust the window so it fits tighter to the seal or firstly try cleaning the seal and window frame with soapy water to remove the dirt and dust the apply a small amount of silicone furniture polish with a cloth to the seal and the area of the window where it touches the seal.
  • Mojisola
    Mojisola Posts: 35,559 Forumite
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    My parents have a couple of windows that do this - it sounds really unearthly.

    I'll have a go at Wherryman's ideas. It would be good to get rid of the noise!
  • nikki2804
    nikki2804 Posts: 2,670 Forumite
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    I had this in my house, sounds like a constipated cow for want of a better description? Check the vents on the windows and make sure that all the "plastic wrapping" has been removed. We did this and the noise disappeared.
  • col1967
    col1967 Posts: 20 Forumite
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    Thanks Wherryman - I will try that, it sounds like something I can do!
    If I don't try something it's going to send me mad!
  • thebaldwindowfitter
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    More than likely the sealant around the window which has come away from the upvc because low modulas silicon hasnt been used
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  • aamuk
    aamuk Posts: 49 Forumite
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    Yep, it usually is the sealant between the window and the surround. A small gap or simply where it hasn't stuck properly at a point gives the whistle.
  • Mojisola
    Mojisola Posts: 35,559 Forumite
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    a6windows wrote: »
    More than likely the sealant around the window which has come away from the upvc because low modulas silicon hasnt been used

    So do we need to get the window installers back to put it right?
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