Home Inspection and Real Estate Forum for Home Inspectors and Real Estate Professionals
  [Search] Search   [Recent Topics] Recent Topics   [Hottest Topics] Hottest Topics  
[Register] Register / 
[Login] Login 
[Logo]












What is a Home Inspection?
I am a homeowner with FLir c2 thermal images of freezing wall - can I post here?  XML
Forum Index » Thermal Imaging
Author Message
clydesdale
Rolling Stone

Joined: 02/03/2018 11:30 AM EST
Messages: 3
Offline

Hi,
I am new to the forum. I would like to post a picture of a freezing door and wall and see if you can help me determine what might be happening here. I recently purchased a FLIR c2 and I am learning how to properly use it. Thanks.
Nathan
King
[Avatar]

Joined: 06/17/2014 09:32 PM EDT
Messages: 5244
Location: Carmel, IN
Offline

Post away.

P. Nathan Thornberry
www.Nathan.tv
Take Your Career to the Next Level > https://youtu.be/hdBCJbl5byo
The #1 Vendor in Real Estate & Home Inspection
www.InspectionSuccess.net
www.RWSwarranty.com
www.InspectorServicesGroup.com
www.RecallChek.com
www.InspectorLab.com
www.InspectionSuperConference.com

Find a Certified Inspection Expert exclusively at www.InspectionCentral.net
Get your E&O Insurance at 20%+ off your current rates at www.RWSinsurance.com
[Email] [WWW]
clydesdale
Rolling Stone

Joined: 02/03/2018 11:30 AM EST
Messages: 3
Offline

My front entry door area is super cold. I am trying to figure out how to improve the situation. I have replaced the weather strip around the door, except for the bottom. What is with the super cold area above the door? The roof covering the outdoor steps is right behind that. The first picture is an outside view, all of the others are from the inside.
Thanks.
[Thumb - 2018_0203FlirCamera0021.JPG]
 Filename 2018_0203FlirCamera0021.JPG [Disk] Download
 Description Outside view of door
 Filesize 64 Kbytes
 Downloaded:  567 time(s)

[Thumb - 2018_0203FlirCamera0008.JPG]
 Filename 2018_0203FlirCamera0008.JPG [Disk] Download
 Description After replacing weather stripping
 Filesize 82 Kbytes
 Downloaded:  502 time(s)

[Thumb - 2018_0203FlirCamera0003.JPG]
 Filename 2018_0203FlirCamera0003.JPG [Disk] Download
 Description Before replacing weather stripping
 Filesize 34 Kbytes
 Downloaded:  602 time(s)

[Thumb - 2018_0203FlirCamera0002.JPG]
 Filename 2018_0203FlirCamera0002.JPG [Disk] Download
 Description Before replacing weather stripping
 Filesize 35 Kbytes
 Downloaded:  637 time(s)

[Thumb - 2018_0203FlirCamera0010.JPG]
 Filename 2018_0203FlirCamera0010.JPG [Disk] Download
 Description Cold area above door
 Filesize 73 Kbytes
 Downloaded:  498 time(s)

[Thumb - 2018_0203FlirCamera0006.JPG]
 Filename 2018_0203FlirCamera0006.JPG [Disk] Download
 Description After replacing weather stripping
 Filesize 89 Kbytes
 Downloaded:  405 time(s)

[Thumb - 2018_0203FlirCamera0001.JPG]
 Filename 2018_0203FlirCamera0001.JPG [Disk] Download
 Description Before replacing weather stripping
 Filesize 88 Kbytes
 Downloaded:  462 time(s)

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 02/03/2018 08:49 PM EST

JOMO Inspector PRO
Cupcake

Joined: 01/18/2018 03:55 PM EST
Messages: 6
Location: Joplin, MO
Offline

Adjust bottom threshold

Should be 3-4 screws in the threshold, behind plastic caps that can be adjusted. This will allow the door to seal better.

Add a quality Storm Door

1-2 hour DIY install if you follow all the directions. Only basic tools are needed.

Replace Door

Replace the entry door with a more energy efficient model and possible less glass. The more glass there is the easier it to lose heat.

The area above the porch seldom has insulation added to it. So right above where the entry door (the inside entryway | hallway) is located it possibly could be low on insulation.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 02/03/2018 10:46 PM EST


Levi Mittag
Home Inspector
ICC Residential Building Inspector
JOMO Inspector PRO
GoJoMoPro.com
Twitter: @JomoInspector
https://www.facebook.com/GoJOMOPro/

Serving the Greater Joplin, MO and Springfield, MO area
[WWW]
clydesdale
Rolling Stone

Joined: 02/03/2018 11:30 AM EST
Messages: 3
Offline

Thank you for the suggestions. I would like to further understand a couple of things. It seems like the sides of the door improved with the new weather stripping. The bottom is still the same.
1. Do the pictures show that the sides improved?

2. Should I open the sheet rock above and see what the heck is going on? I thought it might be very cold right above the door from the header board. I did not think it would be warm right above and then cold a solid foot above or more. Thoughts?

3. Is this a pretty common and acceptable image for an outside door? Or should you see much less temperature difference? I don't really have a baseline. Thanks.
Nathan
King
[Avatar]

Joined: 06/17/2014 09:32 PM EDT
Messages: 5244
Location: Carmel, IN
Offline

In my opinion, you've improved it enough. The ROI on digging into the wall above the header and re-insulating (or insulating in the first place, as it may not be there at all) is pretty low and possibly negative.

One alternative option would be to punch a small hole in the affected area and spray in expanding foam insulation. That's a $10 solution and wherever it lands...it lands.

P. Nathan Thornberry
www.Nathan.tv
Take Your Career to the Next Level > https://youtu.be/hdBCJbl5byo
The #1 Vendor in Real Estate & Home Inspection
www.InspectionSuccess.net
www.RWSwarranty.com
www.InspectorServicesGroup.com
www.RecallChek.com
www.InspectorLab.com
www.InspectionSuperConference.com

Find a Certified Inspection Expert exclusively at www.InspectionCentral.net
Get your E&O Insurance at 20%+ off your current rates at www.RWSinsurance.com
[Email] [WWW]
 
Forum Index » Thermal Imaging
Go to:   
© 2014 Inspector Services Group