Gaps around Doors and Windows

Gaps around doors and windows are a common problem that many homeowners face. These gaps can allow drafts, pests, and moisture to enter your home, leading to energy loss, and increased utility bills. Most importantly it’s a sign you could have structural damage to your home that needs to be addressed. 

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Causes of Gaps

There are several reasons why gaps may form around doors and windows:

Normal Wear and Tear

Over time, the frames of doors and windows can shift or deteriorate, resulting in small gaps.

Settling of the House

As a house settles, it may cause misalignment between doors, windows, and their frames.

Improper Installation

Poor or faulty installation techniques can leave gaps between the frames and the walls.

Climate Changes

Extreme temperatures and humidity levels can cause materials to expand and contract, leading to gaps.

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Mind the Gap

In order to keep your home safe and healthy it’s important to stay on top of issues before small issues become big problems. Gaps around doors and windows should not be ignored. Too often small issues turn into big problems. Contact the professionals at Atlas Systems of New England today. They will assess the situation and provide appropriate solutions.

Consequences of Gaps

Ignoring gaps around your doors and windows can have various negative effects on your home:

Energy Loss

Gaps allow conditioned air to escape and outside air to enter, making it harder for your HVAC system to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Increased Utility Bills

Higher energy consumption due to drafts will result in increased heating and cooling costs.

Pest Infiltration

Small gaps provide easy access for insects, rodents, and other pests, which can pose health risks and cause damage to your property.

Moisture Damage

Gaps can allow rainwater and moisture to seep into your home, leading to mold growth, rotting of building materials, and potential structural damage.

Entrust Your Home To The Experts

Contact Atlas Systems of New England today for superior results at competitive prices.