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HOW TO FIX
Drafty windows make it hard to keep utility costs down.
On top of letting out the heated and cooled air, you’ll also
find that drafts affect your comfort.
Windows can lose their seal due to age or other forms of damage.
Fixing the underlying cause restores your home’s energy efficiency
and keeps your living environment at the perfect temperature.
If you can figure out where the air is getting in, you’ll have
a better chance at fixing the issue. You can use your hand
to feel around the perimeter of the window.
Holding a candle as you move your hand is another option.
If you see the flame flicker, then you’ll know that air is hitting it there.
Once you find a spot, use a sticky note or tape to mark it. Keep in mind
that you may have several areas around the window that need repair.
Put a Draft
Stopper on the
Drafts that are at the base of the window can be blocked right away
with a snake-style stopper or pillow. This method is just a temporary
fix since keeping a stopper in place forever isn’t feasible.
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Replace or Add
Weatherstripping is made from rubber materials that block drafts well.
These materials can break down over time, and it is common to have
to replace weatherstripping after several years.
If the weatherstripping around one window is in need of replacement,
then it is worth doing all of the windows at once to stop drafts in other
places before they start.
Repair or Replace
Window caulking is also used as a seal, and it breaks down over time
just like weatherstripping. You might be able to see areas of the caulking
that are cracked or completely missing during a visual inspection.
Small areas of damage can be repaired as patches, but you’ll need to
have the windows completely re-caulked if there are large or multiple
Special putty is used between window panes to hold everything
together. This putty can also break down over time,