Sealing Your Windows for Winter

Winter is here and that means the cold temperature outside wants to get inside your home. One way it will try to seep into your home is through your windows. You can ready your home by sealing your windows to help keep the cold air out.

Caulking your windows is a common way to insulate for winter. Use a knife to clear away any old caulking or peeling paint on the interior of your frame to remove any debris. Apply calk between the window frame and siding and let it dry overnight.

Insulation film is another way to seal your windows in winter. Apply adhesive tape to the entire window while leaving a 1-inch space from the window frame border. Lay the plastic film sheet flat and cut accordingly to window measurements. Press the plastic sheet firmly onto the taped frame and make sure there is no gaps. Take a blow dryer and start at the top (leaving 3-5 inches away from plastic), and heat the entire window and get as many wrinkles out as you can.

Weather stripping is another way to seal for the winter. Cut strips the length and width of windows and run along all the seams of the window. Peel the adhesive off the strip as you align the rubber down your window frame.

Staying warm all winter long doesn’t have to cost you a fortune if you follow these simple do-it-yourself tips for sealing your windows.

If you are looking for help with sealing your windows for winter, call BB Roofing and we will walk you through all the options that fit your needs and your budget. Wouldn’t it be nice to have new windows in time for winter? And you’ll save money on your heating bill. Call BB Roofing for a free, no obligation estimate today!

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