Weatherstripping – Cracked, Deteriorated or Missing – Common Home Inspection Findings
Weatherstripping around home entry doors and garage doors is built into the doors or has been added to doors to limit or prevent air from passing through the spaces between the doors, jambs, and threshold. It also prevents rain and insects from entering the home.
In the summer, weatherstripping limits the amount of conditioned or cool air from escaping the home or garage and the amount of warm air from entering the home or garage. In the winter, it can limit the amount of warm air from escaping the home or garage and amount of cool air from entering the home or garage. Maintaining it is important in maximizing energy efficiency of a home. Replace cracked, deteriorated or missing sections.
Not only will inexpensive weatherstripping maximize the energy efficiency of a home, it will improve the appearance of a home, keep out unwanted insects, and prevent rain water from entering around doors.