Completely cutting off all air flow through your windows and doors is not possible. Did you know that windows and doors have a certain amount of air infiltration that requires to occur so that your house can breathe giving your windows and doors room to expand and contract? This is quite normal and, in fact, good for your house.
However, at Superior Windows we know there are instances when the draft you’re feeling isn’t just a small amount of air infiltration. Here are a few things that can help reduce the pesky draft and save money on your energy bill.
- Check to see that your windows are closed and locked properly. Missing or damaged caulk can cause your windows to leak some serious air. Search for worn out caulk around the interior trim and molding and apply new caulk.
- The installation screws also need to be caulked and capped. Were your windows installed correctly? If the installation was done poorly, air could be entering your home around the frame and causing you to lose energy.
- Weatherize your windows. Watch this video below to learn more about weatherizing your windows.
- Finally, call the experts at Superior Window Company. If you have single-pane windows or a home 10+ years old it might be time to just go ahead and replace them. Schedule your estimate today!