Sometimes it’s the simplest and easiest do it yourself projects that have the biggest impact. Sealing your windows doesn’t take long, anyone can do it, and your energy bill will thank you. Whether it’s summer and you’re trying to run that AC a little less or winter and you want to reduce the amount of energy you’re losing while heating, sealing your windows will help.
Properly sealing your windows
This is SO easy! You only need two supplies and a few minutes to a couple of hours (depending on how many windows you have in your home).
What you need:
- Window sealant (you may need a few tubes depending on how many windows you have and how much big the cracks are that you need to seal)
- Disposable gloves
You’re ready to go!
Grab your sealant and your gloves, then start to walk around the exterior of your home and look for openings around the edges of your windows. When I did this to my home, I found some gaps that were up to a half an inch! All these gaps do is allow warm air out in the winter and cool air out in the summer.
Just fill them in with the window sealant. Smooth out with a gloved finger when you need to. That’s ALL!
This simple, quick fix DIY home improvement project will give you peace of mind. I know it gave me peace of mind!
Of course, at the end of the day, if your windows are too drafty, then you have no choice but to replace. Have a look here at our favorite windows.