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Old 04-06-2015, 03:39 AM   #1
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Air sealing and front door

If a home is properly air sealed, will there be more resistance felt when closing the front door? Assuming all other doors and windows are already closed.

At some people's homes you can just casually push the front door, let it swing on its own and it will close by itself.

At other homes, you can push it very hard, let it swing on its own, but it will rebound from the air pressure before closing.

A home where an exterior door closes so easily would have a massive air leak right? Or do I have it backwards? Or would it depend on too many other factors? Also, I'm talking about medium weight metal shell doors. Not solid wood or anything.
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:22 AM   #2
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Could be lots of factors that have nothing to do with air sealing.
If there's an adjustable threshold it could be set to high or the seal under the door is damaged.
If there's a storm door door your trying to compress the trapped air between the two doors.
Doors hung wrong and it's dragging.
Loose hinges.
Some doors are just so well sealed there a little harder to close.
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