Exterior Air Sealing Weatherization

A significant amount of heat loss in residential properties occurs due to air leakage. Addressing and sealing air leaks can be a more cost-effective solution compared to adding insulation to the walls.By effectively sealing air leaks, homeowners can improve energy efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs.
cold air blowing into living space through trim seams showed on infrared camera
Prevent Wind Effect
Seal Exterior Dissimilar Materials
Seal Interior Pressure Barrier

Drafty windows? Where Do I Need to Caulk Windows?

Replace broken caulk inside and outside around the window frame. Misguided ( maybe well meaning )  advertisements recommend replacing your windows to make your home more comfortable. This is misleading, and cause a waste of good windows, money, time, and energy to replace them instead of simply re-caulking exterior seams, and touching up interior trim doors and windows caulk.
Heat Rises and Escapes to The Top of The Home Out The Seams Sucking in Replacement Air (pascals law)
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Drafty windows? When is the last time the caulk / window sealant was maintained?
Drafty Home? Already Insulated? What May Be Causing Drafts and Cold Floors?
Before buying new windows, consider the dissimilar materials around the windows that may be broken, dried, peeled, exposed, or missing. Broken caulk around windows can be easily resolved with new caulk. Missing / peeled, dried caulk let in air into the wall cavity and framing and comes out the trim and outlets ( path of least resistance ). Window caulk is used for window insulation. The main purpose of window caulking is to keep your home better insulated by not allowing any air to slip in our out. Depending on the time of the year, caulking will help you keep your home warm or cool. Some of the materials used for window caulk are polysulfides, silicone, butyl rubber, neoprene, acrylic latex and many more.
broken/missing peeled dry/caulk around window frame
BEFORE air sealing, the discovery of perfect black lines corresponding with seams of the floor and wall from the living space below.
broken building envelope
Cold Floors? Where is the air coming in from. Outside!
Chicago Bungalow Homes and Similar Styles Have Exterior Seams Which Often Go Unmaintained and Unnoticed.
In order for the ceiling floor or wall insulation to retain heat, the room must not be loosing heat to drafts. Cold air intake from wind effect and stack effect causes immediate heat loss as the furnace warm cozy air loses heat instantaneously to the outside intruder.

Solution: air seal exterior building envelope with appropriate exterior caulk or sealant by a local painter or handyman with the intent of sealing gaps.
Cold rooms in the home may be from broken window caulk.
Cold Floors as a Result of Leaks From The Exterior.
In order for the ceiling floor or wall insulation to retain heat, the room must not be loosing heat to drafts. Cold air intake from wind effect and stack effect causes immediate heat loss as the furnace warm cozy air loses heat instantaneously to the outside intruder.

Solution: air seal exterior building envelope with appropriate exterior caulk or sealant by a local painter or handyman with the intent of sealing gaps.
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