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Easy Ways to Check for Leaky Windows and Doors

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By Gates Dearen

If you have ever owned a boat, then you know how even a tiny leak in the hull can quickly sink it.  While leaks in boats are generally easy to detect, since stepping into 6-inches of water is sure to get your attention, this isn’t the only kind of leak that can cause problems that cost money to fix. 

Given enough time and weather, air can begin to leak into your home.  Over time, these leaks can become more prevalent until they cost you serious money.  Unlike a leaky boat, where water sloshing around in the bilge is easy to spot, the signs that your house has sprung a leak only become apparent when the utility bill arrives.  Before your wallet springs a leak, allow me to show you the easy ways to check for leaky windows and doors.