Regularly inspecting your windows and doors for leaks can help in preventing costly energy and repair bills. Fortunately, there are different ways you can detect issues with these leak-prone areas of your home. One of your most trusted residential roofing contractors, Creative Construction Group, discusses how to inspect windows and doors for air and water leaks.
Air Pressure Test
An air pressure test is one method to check if there are air leaks in your house. You can perform this test by locking all your doors, windows and skylight. Make sure to close all vents and dampers and turn on all exhaust fans. Run a burning incense stick along your windows, doors, and outlets to locate where the air enters your home.
Inspect Windows & Doors for Leaks
Air and moisture can pass through closed windows through gaps in frames, damaged caulking, cracked glass, and loose closures. Give the window frames a shake to see if they are secured. Heat and air-conditioned air can escape through damaged frames. Look for cracks in the panes and check if the locks are working properly. Check if the door has cracks and weatherstripping for peels and gaps. The hinges should be tight and the door should properly fit its threshold.
At Creative Construction Group, we don’t only excel in roofing installation, our team also has extensive experience in window replacement. We install energy-efficient and low maintenance replacement windows from Advanced Window Corp.
When to Replace Your Windows
Damaged windows should be addressed immediately before they cause your home bigger problems. Windows that are drafty and hard to operate should definitely be replaced. Energy.gov says that drafty windows can increase your energy bills by up to 25 percent.
Creative Construction Group, your leading residential roofing company, is here for you when it’s time to replace your windows. Call us at (815) 339-0550 or complete our online form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Crystal Lake, IL and areas around Illinois.