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The Basics of Window Sealing – Control Weather Leaks

window-sealing-caulkingAir sealing is an important aspect of any home. This is because it can help your family save energy used for air conditioning. Therefore, air sealing windows helps save on costs while keeping the indoors bearable during extreme heat.

First, preventing heat build-up requires blocking its penetration into the house. This can be done through the sealing of windows.


Methods of Window Sealing to Prevent Weather Leaks

Caulking: Caulking around windows and doors is necessary to prevent air leaks that could occur through gaps, cracks and joints that may not be easily visible. It may be necessary to conduct a diagnosis of your home’s windows to know the required strength of the caulk.

Weather Stripping: Another option for window sealing is the use of weather stripping to reduce air leakage through moving parts of the window. Weather stripping helps to create a tight seal when the parts come into contact. We recommend a v-strip form of weather stripping, which is a flexible strip to help bridge the gap between the window frame and the window sash. This prevents movement  of warm air through the gap.

Reflective Window Coating: To reflect heat from the sun, reflective window coating is helpful if you have a lot of warm sunlight coming in. These sun control films reflect away incoming sunlight to reduce the amount of heat entering the home.


Factors to Consider When Choosing Window Sealing

In order to come up with the best and most efficient method of window sealing, it is important to consider various factors. To start with, the method used should withstand friction that the window is subjected to on regular basis. It should also be relatively resistant to the wear and tear associated with this friction. The method should also withstand the hot weather. As such it should last long despite being subjected to the harsh weather experienced during summer.

Using the right methods to seal windows at home will go a long way in preventing weather leaks and thus control indoor heat during summer. Involving a professional in carrying out the task will ensure that the job is done well and that the house becomes a cool haven during those extremely hot summer days.

For more information on how to keep your home comfortable this summer while saving on your energy costs, contact Allstar Heating & Cooling today at  262-361-3900.

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