This summer, it is important that you take advantage of the pleasant weather to detect air and water leaks on your windows and doors. Doing this simple chore and making the necessary fixes this early helps prevent drafts from entering your home, causing issues on your home’s comfort and energy efficiency levels during the colder months.
Woodbridge Home Solutions, your local source of replacement windows and doors, shares the following ways you can check for air and water leaks on your windows and doors.
Perform a Visual Inspection
Start the inspection by first checking from inside your home. Pull back curtains or drapes and check around the window for any signs of daylight where there shouldn’t be. Examine whether the window treatments move when the wind blows. The smallest gap can be a problem, so inspect the corners and edges before confirming when you step outside.
Once you’re outdoors, check for gaps in the frames. See if the caulking around the windows’ top, bottom, and sides has cracks. The same goes for the area between the panes of glass. Noticing such issues mean that your windows are leaking air or water. Apply the necessary fixes as soon as possible.
Fixing the Problem
Dealing with a leaky window involves making simple fixes, such as re-sealing corners and edges with new caulk. It is best applied outside when the temperature is over 45 degrees with low humidity. Also, consider re-applying the putty that holds the glass of your single-pane window in place. Then again, one of the best things you can do is to replace them with energy efficient windows.
At Woodbridge Home Solutions, we offer high-performance windows with triple-pane glass and other pertinent features to help minimize heat transfer, resulting in comfortable indoors and better energy savings. Installing new windows helps you avoid problems of air and water leaks that can cause moisture damage, which is the last thing you want to experience in your home.