When Should I Seal My Home?

Posted on December 15th, 2021 by Devine Bros

Are you ready for winter? If not, now is the time to seal your home. But what exactly does this mean? And when should you do it? The sooner, the better! If you don’t seal your house now, you will likely have to do it in January, which is a much more difficult task. Here’s everything you should know about sealing your humble abode before winter hits to get a head start on this process and ensure that everything is done correctly. 

When To Seal Your Home

If you haven’t done so already, now is truly your best chance to get your home all sealed up before winter. Temperatures are already dropping, and the longer you wait, the more energy will be wasted in your house trying to keep it warm. A sealed shelter will keep out drafts, heat up more quickly in the morning, and save on heating costs. Cracks and openings in vulnerable spots like your doors or windows are the main reason for high energy bills throughout this chilly season! 

Winter is also the perfect time for all of those pests that you’ve been seeing around your house to make their way inside. If you don’t seal up the cracks, these critters will be able to find their way into any little opening they can find.

What To Know Before Sealing Your Home

The first step to sealing your home is assessing what areas might need attention. Observe your windows, doors, attic, basement, chimney flue, fireplace damper, and any other obvious openings in your home. These are the spots that will need the most attentiveness from you. 

Tips For Sealing Your Home

There are a few different types of sealing materials to choose from. When filling exterior walls and areas, use water-resistant caulking. This includes windows, doors, and other places where there are gaps. Apply silicone sealant to bond certain materials, such as plastic, metal, glass, or ceramic. 

And if you’re unsure of where to start, our professional team can help you find all the materials and tips you need! 

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Helping Norwalk homeowners improve their lives is something Devine Brothers has been providing to their customers for over 100 years! If you’re interested in learning more about our service or need supplies, make sure to get in contact with us today! For more tips & tricks, make sure to like us on Facebook!

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