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Cold air leaks at baseboard.

Posted by Teresa on January 3rd, 2002 11:23 AM

We live in a two story house that has been remodeled with drywall. The drywall, however, doesn't go all the way down to the floor. There is a 1-2 inch gap where we can see the vapor barrier and the insulation. There are baseboards. Now, in the winter time when the wind is blowing...cold air really seems to be coming from the baseboards in those bedrooms.

Can we put like a foam barrier in those gaps to help prevent those drafts or would that do any good?

We also have side-by-side windows in the downstairs. Now, the windows themselves are new and do not leak air but we can feel gale force winds coming in around the board that separates the two windows. There is insulation in that gap...the old weights used to be in there. Where can we chaulk to stop this from happening?? The windows were caulked on the outside...should we also caulk on the inside??? But how do we do that and make it look right with the wood trim??

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