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How To Draught-proof Your Windows & Doors?
If you are tired of feeling a draft coming from your windows or doors, there is hope! There are many things that can be done to draught-proof your home with minimal DIY knowledge and without investing in costly professional services. We’ve outlined them below for you. While it may seem like a difficult task at first, once you get started it becomes much easier!
If you are noticing that your draughts have been getting worse over time, it may be because the window is no longer sitting flush against the frame. This can happen due to long-term exposure to the elements which cause slight warping. Luckily, there’s a simple solution for this problem. Draught-excluding strips are an inexpensive fix and will ensure that your home stays warm all winter without compromising on style. Metal or plastic strips with brushes attached are also a durable and effective option.
Draught proofing doors is one of the most effective ways to save money on your energy bills and keep you home feeling warmer. The keyhole, letterbox, and the gaps at the bottom should be your priority. If you have an open keyhole or gaps at the bottom of your doorways, look at covering them! You may also want to consider adding a brush or hinged flap draught excluder over any openings where air might get through when opening and closing the door.
When to seek professional help?
For windows and doors that are more than ten years old, it is worth considering a full replacement. If your windows or doors are newer but the draughts persist, you might need to consult with a professional installer about what could be done to eliminate them from happening again. Give us a call now and we will be more than happy to help!