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1feralengineer t1_j0xdgre wrote



madoc007 OP t1_j0xef6l wrote

Here you go, sorry I don’t have any of the exterior, I can get some tomorrow when it’s bright out



1feralengineer t1_j0xgbec wrote

Based on what I can see, it looks like the door weatherstrip is good, but not sure what is going on with the casing and the wood threshold. The discoloration (especially around the fasteners) indicates moisture.

The fact that the door is mostly window, what you feel may just be heat loss and not actually air exchange.

Try taping a thin piece of tissue paper to the end of a stick. Then hold the tissue paper in various places to see if it flaps around (showing actual air movement).


madoc007 OP t1_j0xhei5 wrote

Yes I just replaced the weatherstrip under the door and the seal around the door is good. We just bought this house about a year ago and am finding small stuff like this the longer we live in the house. The old weatherstrip was pretty beat up and this is the main door to the backyard for people and dogs. The house didn’t have gutters either so all the water dripping off the roof fell onto the deck and splashed, I imagine under the old weatherstrip. We put gutters on, but I can tell when I replaced the weather strip that there was moisture, the underside of the door had wood in the middle and was weathered.

Thank you, I’ll try the paper trick tomorrow and report back.