By James Carey, Morris Carey. You seal air leaks and water leaks around your windows in the same way — by caulking and replacing weatherstripping. You can also inject foam sealant between the frame of the window and the frame of the house. A window that leaks air can also mean excessive energy loss and cost. Test a window for leaks by burning an incense stick near all its joints and connections. If the smoke flickers, you have an air leak.
How to Keep Rainwater From Coming Through Entrance Doors in the Home
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Moisture is the biggest culprit to the longevity of your home. In the form of rainwater and ground seepage, it can ruin foundations, windows and doors, masonry and cement, siding and roofs. Excess moisture can also create serious mold problems, and is quite common in basements and crawlspaces. However, it can occur above ground as well, due to roof and gutter leaks.
How to Stop Water Coming in Walk Out Basement Door
Did you ever notice rot around your wood door frame? If so, you most likely have water damage. Rot around a door is often easily visible. Many times, however, doors can be leaking and there are no visible signs on or around the door itself.
Novice homeowners may think that a garage is supposed to be damp and musky, a place to simply shelter cars against the elements or to store forgotten items for years to come. The garage is so much more than that, and keeping it nice goes a long way. The modern American garage is a place to fix, create and take pride in the things we own. What better reflection of that than to take care of the garage itself? There are few things worse than getting out of a car and being hit with the unsettling mildew stench of a wet garage.