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Weatherizing Doors & Windows

7/12/2021 (Permalink)

rotten window trim falling apart When not properly addressed, moisture buildup can create many issues

When it comes to weatherizing your home, owners do this mainly with the expectation of improvements in temperature regulation and your energy bill. Though that may be true, what commonly gets overlooked is that weatherizing such as caulking gaps and seams on windows and doors can prevent moisture damage from storms. When window and door casings are not properly sealed, they leave the opportunity for moisture to get into those seams and sit. This moisture sitting over long periods of time can eventually lead to wood rot around those fixtures, causing all sorts of issues. Simply adding a generous bead of caulking around all seams around your windows and doors can create a protective barrier that can keep excess water out.

When moisture damage like this is ignored, it can ultimately cause more serious problems such as rainwater from storms getting into your home through these areas and then causing water damage inside the home. If you ever face a situation similar to this, SERVPRO of Jackson & Ross, Athens & Gallia Counties are available 24/7 and we are dedicated to helping our customers as best we can. If you are facing this issue currently don’t hesitate to call us today at (740) 286-2550!

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