Check Doors and Windows for Drafts

When the weather turns cooler, it’s time to turn up the heat to keep your home cozy. Part of your fall home maintenance checklist should include checking doors and windows for drafts.

Finding the Fix

If you can see cracks of light or feel air moving, it only takes a moment to fix. By applying some simple weather stripping or adding insulated draft stoppers to your exterior doors, you can save plenty of money by heating your home more efficiently and keeping the cold air out. You can apply a more secure but ultimately temporary seal to windows since you won’t need to open them during the colder seasons. This removable weatherstripping can easily be peeled off once spring returns with warmer weather.

What are the limitations
on an inspection?

A real estate inspection or home inspection is not an appraisal or a check for compliance with building codes; it’s also not an evaluation of environmental hazards. See the NYS Standards of Practice for more information on the limitations of a home inspection.

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