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Five Ways to Fix Drafty Windows

Do you have drafty windows?

Are they causing your energy bill to skyrocket? Let us help you stop the draft!
 

But first- we want you to understand that stopping all air flow through your windows and doors is not possible. All windows and doors have a certain amount of air infiltration that should occur so that your house can breathe and your windows and doors have room to expand and contract. This is normal and, in fact, good for your home.
 

However, we know there are instances when the draft you’re feeling is not just a small amount of air infiltration. So we’ve outlined a few things you can do to reduce the draft and save money on that energy bill.
 

Five Ways to Fix Drafty Windows

5 ways to fix drafty windows.

  • Check that your windows are properly closed and locked.
  • Look for missing caulk around the interior trim and molding around the frame of the window. Missing or damaged caulk may be the cause of your drafty windows.
  • Make sure the installation screws are caulked and capped.
  • Were your windows installed level and square? If not, air could be entering your home around the frame.
  • Lastly- weatherize your windows! Don’t know how? We have a video that will walk you through the process step-by-step. How to Weatherize Your Window
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