Weatherize Your Home - Caulk and Weatherize

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Warmed or air-conditioned air mixes with outside air through gaps in your home’s exterior walls, windows, doors, roof and floors. Such air leaks can waste large amounts of energy and money, but caulking and weather stripping will pay for itself within one year in energy savings. This guide from the U.S. Department of Energy provides an overview of these weatherization techniques, including:

  • Assessing air quality
  • Detecting air leaks
  • Caulking application tips
  • Common caulking compounds
  • Weather stripping application
  • Common weather stripping

Caulking and weather stripping will also alleviate drafts to make your home feel more comfortable. Be sure you know the proper way to complete this simple maintenance.


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