Poorly fitting doors and windows allow heat to escape in the winter and enter in the summer.
Experts suggest that correcting the problems will reduce your heating and air conditioning costs by as much as 15% throughout the year. Drafts and gaps also allow moisture where it can cause mold and rot. This is a popular DIY homeowner job and one that pays for itself quickly. You’ll recoup the cost of the materials in just a few years through lower energy bills if you do the work yourself and 2 to 3 years if you hire a handyman service or window and door specialists to do the work. You will notice a huge difference to the livability of your home immediately after the work has been carried out.
You’ll also be making your home more ecofriendly in the process.
This guide offers tips for window and door weatherization that show you the scope of the work whether it’s a DIY job or not. The cost of the materials and tools needed for winterizing windows is shown below, and the cost of hiring a professional is discussed as well. You’ll save money with the tips for cutting the cost that are listed. Finally, this post ends with a resource section of additional information and tips for window and door weatherproofing.
Follow these tips to reduce heat loss or gain from your home and keep out unwanted moisture that can cause rot and mold while reducing the effectiveness of insulation.
These are typically cheap fixes that immediately cut your energy use and costs.
DIY weatherization: Here are some of the costs associated with weatherizing windows and doors.
Professional weatherization costs: If you want a professional to do the work, call a handyman service or a window and door specialist. With materials included, expect the cost to be $18 to $27 per window and door.
Here’s more great information for tackling this important money-saving home project.
Columbia Gas VA – Window and door weatherization are included in these tips from a Virginia power company.
Energy.Gov – Here are weatherization tips from the Department of Energy.
Small Notebook – These tips are designed specifically for making an apartment more energy efficient.
Gravina Windows – This window installer offers tips for sealing out window drafts.