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Do It Youself (DIY) Caulking

Money flying out window photo for 401(e) blog

Caulking around windows is an effective way to seal cracks, gaps, and holes. According to the Department of Energy, a typical U.S. home has over one half mile of gaps and cracks. Sealing cracks, gaps, and holes is a good way to stop air leaks in a home offering savings of energy and money.

 

Caulking around windows can be a little tricky, but there are some good resources out there such as this video from our friends at WeatherizationPro:

 

 

According to the Department of Energy, the best time to caulk around windows is during dry weather and when the outdoor temperature is above 45 degrees. Also, remember to take safety precautions while caulking such as:

 

  • Use a respirator or dusk mask
  • Wear safety glasses or goggles
  • Wear nitrile gloves
  • When indoors, use a low odor caulk and caulk in well ventilated area

 

If you have any questions on caulking or any other energy and comfort improvements for your home, don’t hesitate to contact us!