Information About Window Caulking

Home Remodeling and Repair 317-454-3612

Home Remodeling and Repair 317-454-3612

Do you want to know one of the most effective and easiest methods to improve your home’s energy efficiency? Then answer is to properly caulk your windows. Window caulking is one of the most convenient and widely-practiced methods to decreasing energy consumption while maintaining comfortable indoor climates. It’s important to know how to check the integrity of your existing caulking, inspect for air leaks in your windows, and improve energy efficiency in other areas of your home.

Continue reading to learn more about the ins and outs of window caulking, and who to call for trusted window installation and repair services near you.

Window Leaks

A gap as little as an eighth of an inch can lose just as much conditioned air as a window open six inches or more. A tiny air leak really does make a difference. Large or small, a leak must be stopped as soon as possible or it will affect several other areas of a home. To check for air leaks, you must first wait for a still day, and then turn on your attic fan to create negative pressure indoors. You can also turn a bathroom or stove fan on if you do not have an attic. Light some incense and carry it from window to window, looking for drifting smoke. Since checking for air leaks is a tricky task, calling a professional might be the best option for all home and property owners.

To fix these leaks yourself, simply purchase a good-quality quick-release caulking gun and caulk bottles from your local hardware store, and address the issue head on. But for those who are not very “hands-on” when it comes to home repair, contact a local handyman for professional assistance and service. Fixing window leaks will greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Window Caulking Tips

The best climate for effective window caulking is mild, dry, and warm weather. It’s best to wait until it is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit before caulking windows. For this reason, Hoosiers are encouraged to have their windows inspected and re-caulked at the start of spring, and before summertime. Also, don’t stop at windows when checking for air leaks, be sure to inspect doors as well. And be sure to check your home for window and door leaks on a routine basis.

Restoration By L & B, LLC

Home Repair Service 317-454-3612

Home Repair Service

Call Restoration By L & B, LLC at 317-454-3612 for professional window repair and replacement services in Indianapolis, Indiana. Owner, Lee Elliot, is happy to answer your questions about window caulking, window repair, window replacement, and more for residential and commercial properties. We provide a wide range of remodeling and repair services, and offer the most competitive prices in town! Call 317-454-3612 and receive a free estimate for window repair in Indianapolis, IN today.