Be prepared for Canada's colder months
(NC) We know the cold weather season is coming – but we don't know just how frigid the temperatures will get. So make sure you're ready for the fall and winter chill by weatherizing your home.
Home weatherization is a simple do-it-yourself project that helps increase indoor comfort and control heating costs, but many homeowners wait until the last minute to insulate their houses. Become a weatherizing pro by preparing now with these tips for the cold weather season.
Deny drafts. Stop drafts in their tracks by adding seals to your doors and windows. For doors, choose a product made of durable EPDM rubber that won't freeze or crack, such as a Heavy-Duty Weatherstrip Seal from Duck brand. For windows, install insulating plastic window film, such as Duck brand Roll-On Window Kits, to provide an added barrier between the winter chill and your home.
Check your insulation. If you live in an older house – typically prone to air leaks ( you might have to add extra insulation. Insulation effectively seals the gaps in the draftier rooms of the house, and it's also great for reducing noise, which means you won't feel the cold air or hear outside noises like loud snow blowers or that whipping winter wind.
Inspect hidden sources of leaks. Did you know that electrical sockets and light switches on exterior walls can let cold air into your home? Socket Sealers insulating seals from Duck brand are quick to install – just place behind a socket or light switch cover – and help keep that hidden chill out.
These tips are just a few simple solutions to help you transform from a last-minute draft dodger to a weatherization pro. More information is available at www.duckbrand.com
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