Will bad rubber glazing (shrunk and pulled from the corners or missing sections) make windows leak?

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Tiercel

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I have found contradictory information. For example, some say the rubber glazing is just a dirt/debris barrier and that the seal between the window and the frame is the only water barrier. If so, how important is keeping the rubber glazing in excellent condition?
 

Rene T

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Can you post a couple of pictures to give us a better understanding of what you are getting at.?
 
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Gary RV_Wizard

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I'd say the glazing is rarely the source of window leaks, but it is a possibility. However, if the glazing leaks the water is usually visible in the window tracks of the horizontal sliders types. It doesn't have a path to the interior walls. Awning-style windows would usually drip to the outside anyway, so interior leaks from them are even rarer.
 
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