We care about saving energy and know that by using a bead of caulk around windows and doors at home, the energy savings are BIG.
While there are many areas in the home to protect from air leaks, sealing air Leaks around windows and doors will target high energy savings potential. Air can escape through tiny holes that can add up to the energy loss of a door standing wide open for hours. In fact, by sealing these two key areas in your home, you can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs, reducing your energy expense by more than $100 per year!
Identify what window and doors are leaking air by using a damp hand to feel for drafts. Unless you have caulked within a year, it is best to caulk and seal your windows and doors with a quality caulk that is guaranteed to last and effectively seal around windows and doors.
For best results, use a putty knife to remove as much existing caulk as possible around window and door frames. Remove residual caulk with a caulk removing gel. Be sure to test caulk remover for suitability in a small area before applying to entire surface area.
Next, Clean the surface and surrounding area with a damp cloth followed by a dry cloth leaving the surface and application area clean and completely dry. For best results, ensure that the area you are caulking is free of all dust and debris.
Sealants Direct caulk and sealants have step by step instructions on how to effectively apply and use each product we sell direct to you.
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