It’s the cold season again and it’s about that time to check your home for any problems that could make heating ineffective. Residential roofing contractors like Creative Construction Group know only too well how drafts can affect your home. Here are some examples:
Your home may become uncomfortable due to ineffective or unbalanced heating.
Your heating equipment will use more energy to keep up with the drafts entering your home.
Mold may grow in some areas.
To make your home less prone to drafts, follow these draft-proofing tips from your trusted residential roofing company:
Weatherstripping is an easy DIY job. You can use it around the edges of windows and door openings. It’s simple and effective at reducing drafts.
Apply Door Sweeps
Like weatherstrips, door sweeps are easy to install and are effective at reducing the drafts that enter under your door. Like weatherstrips, they also stop heated air from escaping.
Seal Small Holes in and Between Floorboards
There are flexible fillers you can squirt into holes or the areas between floorboards to stop drafts from coming in. Use only flexible types, as movement, expansion and contraction in your floorboards can break other types easily.
Seal Areas Around Pipes
Similar fillers as those you can use for floorboards are available for dealing with pipework. For larger gaps, use expanding foam made of polyurethane material. If you’re uncomfortable dealing with this on your own, you can always call a professional.
Check for Bigger Problems
Some problems are not as simple and DIY fixes won’t work. For example, if you live in an old house, the windows might not be energy-efficient. They are likely to be single-pane, leaky windows. Find out more about such bigger issues by calling a pro.
Creative Construction Group can help you with your more complex draft-proofing needs. We offer energy-efficient and beautiful vinyl replacement windows to ensure leakless performance.