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We have Slits / Gaps in our Window Installation. Can I cover them up.

We have Slits / Gaps in our Window Installation. Can I cover them up.

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Old 11-11-12, 11:46 AM
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We have Slits / Gaps in our Window Installation. Can I cover them up.

Many of the Windows in our home have slits / openings in the Window.
Does anyone know what is the purpose of these. Is it okay if I cover these?

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We are loosing cold / hot air from our house because of the.

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Old 11-11-12, 11:52 AM
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They look like drain or weep holes. I can't believe they penetrate to the interior. Normally they are just in the lower frame channel to let rain water escape.

If those are slider windows, the sash weatherstripping should block most air infiltration.
 
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Old 11-12-12, 02:15 PM
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I would check for air loss at the floor and sides of the door(s) / windows.. - Use a match...or cigarette lighter and see if the flame flickers when passing it slowing around the frame..
It is probably warn out/compressed felt/insulation trim at the door/window edges...!!
 
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