4 Ways to Prevent and Repair Drafty Windows

4 Ways to Prevent and Repair Drafty Windows

If you have drafty windows, you know that they can cause quite a bit of discomfort.

If you have drafty windows, you know that they can cause quite a bit of discomfort. Especially in these frigid winter months, you want the outside air to stay out so that you can stay warm and cozy. Plus, all that air seeping in also raises your home energy costs, and no one wants higher energy bills! Fortunately, there are ways you can prevent drafty windows!

Weather Stripping

You can easily purchase weather stripping at your local hardware store and install it yourself. The weather stripping will serve to enhance the seal of your windows, making it tighter and more resistant to drafting. When you’re installing the weather stripping, be sure the surface you’re sticking it to is completely clean, or the seal won’t last very long!

Seal with Caulk

Caulk is another fix you can easily pick up at your local hardware store and apply yourself. Choose a nontoxic latex caulk that is made for indoor use. Apply the caulk around the trim of your drafty windows, over the joints of the trim, and where your window trim meets the frame.

Shades, Curtains, and Snakes

One of the easiest fixes for your drafty windows is to get curtains and shades that help keep out the cold. You can use cellular shades layered with blackout curtains to create an extra barrier. If you find that there is more air still coming in at the bottom, you can use a snake to keep it out. A snake is a simple tube of fabric that is filled with rice. If you’re feeling crafty, you can even make it yourself!

Storm Windows

During the winter, you can add an extra layer of protection against your drafty windows with storm windows. They attach directly to your existing windows and create a seal that keeps the cold air outside.

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