With seasons changing, it’s a good time to look at weatherizing your home. Whether you live in a single-family home, a multi-family property, or a condominium, your home has windows and, through those windows, air escapes.

Even with your windows closed.

In this brief tutorial from Lowe’s, you’ll learn how to use caulk to seal the gaps between your windows and doors and their respective framing to keep your home’s inside air in, and the outside air out.

Weatherizing your windows and doors is a 3-step process:

  1. Find the air leaks
  2. Clean the surface of existing caulk and debris
  3. Seal surface with new caulk, and clean-up

As shown by the video, there are no technical skills required to repair and replace your home’s caulking. It may require a little bit of elbow grease, however. And, depending on your windows’ locations, use of a ladder may be required.

If you’d like professional help weatherizing your home, please ask me for a referral in Mentor.

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