Caulking tips for Lower Makefield and Yardley Homes.
This morning when I left my house at 6:45, for an early morning networking meeting, it was 32 degrees! It is definitely starting to feel like winter is just around the corner, in Yardley, and all over Bucks County. My wife was complaining that it was too cold to walk the dog.
In an interest in trying to focus on energy saving tips and ideas, I thought I would review an easy way to help protect homes from drafts.
The amount of air that leaks from the seams of a typical home is the same amount of air that would escape through an open window. It’s why home care experts recommend a routine caulking of a home’s windows and doors — at least once per year.
Solid, all-around caulk jobs can reduce a home’s energy bill by as much as 20 percent.
A Lower Makefield Township homeowner’s basic toolkit should include the familiar caulking gun and tube for larger jobs, but for spot treatment, Caulk Singles can be a good alternative. A product of GE, Caulk Singles are single-use caulking “packages”, squeezable like a toothpaste tube.
The singles are easier-to-control than a traditional caulking tube, and require no instruction or experience.
Caulk Singles are made in 3 varieties :
- Waterproof Silicone (White), for white finishes
- Waterproof Silicone (Clear), for colored finishes
- Paintable Acrylic, for paintable seals
Caulk Singles cost roughly $2.50 per package on Amazon, but may be cheaper at a local hardware store.
Hope that you find this simple tip, helpful.
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