Quick Fixes for Drafty Windows
In Calgary we have extremes in weather, even from day to day. You may have the latest energy-efficient HVAC system in your home, but could still be a victim of significant energy losses due to drafty windows. So how do we fix it?
Some people say that nail polish will fill a crack in a window! But as you can imagine- this is only a quick fix – eventually you will have to go for a more permanent solution!
Draft excluders / cloth snakes are also a good quick fix for windows which leak at the bottom. Another quick fix for drafty windows is rope caulk. Old windows can be a reason for considerable energy losses. You could do a temporarily fix by applying rope caulk to the cracks, and it can also be easily removed later.
These are just quick fixes and for your home investment replacing windows is best, all at once or as your budget allows. We have used Canadian Choice and were more than happy with the service and the cost.
You can also consult with professionals who can help you identify other ways to avoid energy losses, like roof insulation etc.
Drafty windows may not be the only factor leading to energy loss in your home so be ahead of the game. Have it all checked and fit the windows when you can afford it. - but don't leave it to get worse.