Have you been noticing a drafty breeze in your home lately? With cooling temperatures throughout the Hudson Valley, you’ll want to ensure that your home is in top shape for heating season. Autumn is an ideal time to caulk your windows to prepare for the winter ahead, as caulk adheres best to warmer temperatures (above 40 degrees Fahrenheit). Caulking windows is an easy, do-it-yourself project that can save you both money and energy.
• A caulk gun
• A scraper or a utility knife
Step One: Remove Old Caulk
Prior to applying a new layer of caulk, all old caulk and debris must be removed using a scraper or utility knife. The surface area should also be thoroughly cleaned prior to application.
Step Two: Load the Caulk Gun
First, cut off the tip of the caulk at a 45-degree angle. Pull back the trigger to place the caulk back-end first into the chamber. Push the trigger forward until the caulk is firmly in place.
Step Three: Apply Caulk
Holding the caulk gun at a 45-degree angle, apply a thin layer of caulk around your window to seal all areas that air can pass through. Be sure to smooth the lines with your finger, taking great care to ensure lines are even.
Our staff is certified, up-to-date in HVAC heating, ventilation and air conditioning fields, and we’ve been trusted by homeowners for decades. Call us today at 1-800-989-0299 to discuss your needs or to set up an appointment.