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Weatherizing Windows

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Winter has arrived once again, which means cold weather, wind and snow will be the new normal for a while. Our winters can make cold drafts and lacking insulation all the more noticeable. Not to mention the increased energy bills.


One area of concern for energy bills during the winter is windows. While windows add a lot to a home, they can also contribute to cold drafts. According to the Department of Energy, drafty windows can account for 10-25% of your heating bill.


Fortunately, there are ways to air seal and insulate windows. Caulking around windows is a great way to seal cracks, check out our blog on DIY caulking to learn more. Another great way to air seal and insulate windows is to put plastic sheeting over windows. Check out this video by Green Dream Group on how to weatherize windows with plastic sheeting.