Is the sun seeping in your doors or windows, maybe a cool draft? Rain will be coming soon… Do you want water seeping into your home to damage your entry way or window sills? Of course you don’t want this, weatherproofing doors and windows can be a simple and affordable task and needs to be done. Weatherproofing your home will help you to be more comfortable and will save you in regards to energy cost and other cost that can come along with gaps in your home.
Walk around your house on a sunny day and look at your windows and doorways. What do you see in the cracks of your windows and doors? You shouldn’t see the bright sun seeping through the edges. You should only see a window sill or door gasket protecting the weather elements from entering your home. Sun isn’t out but it’s a breezy day, then check for a draft of air coming through closed doors and windows. If you feel a draft, same issue is at hand. It’s time to weatherproof doors and windows.
Now that you know there is a problem with your doors or windows, what do you do? It’s simple enough and you can do it yourself. That door that has that draft sneaking through, handle it with vinyl or rubber weather stripping. If that doesn’t do the trick, a sweep can be placed on the bottom of your door and will help you with these gaps in your doors if your floor is irregular.
If the problem isn’t your door at all and the issue is with your window then you have other products that will benefit you. You may need to place new sealant along your window pane. If that doesn’t do the trick you can place film over the problem area but this can be more complicated and take more time. If film is what you need, using a hair dryer is best to make the film fit snug.
Check your windows and doors before it’s too late. Months and months of sneaky drafts seeping into your home can cost you in electric bills and can you discomfort or even let unwanted critters indoors. Nipping this problem in the bud is the best thing for all in the family.