The enemy of comfortable homes. Air leaking is the primary consequence of poor sealing in a home. When all the components of the home envelope aren’t properly constructed together, homeowners are left with cracks and gaps in their building.
The gaps — often difficult to locate without thorough inspection — allow for temperature-controlled indoor air to escape outside. This is the source problem behind drafts and cold spots throughout homes.
Poor sealing is a problem for all seasons. Indoor temperature control is most notably necessary during warm and hot seasons, as heated and cooled air is essential for a comfortable home environment. Even then, the effects of improper sealing are felt across the calendar, allowing for energy escape at any point.
Whether a homeowner or a contractor, it’s important to do as much as possible to prevent and combat air leaking throughout the home.