Re-seal windows with silicone
IT’S a simple but very cost saving way of ensuring your home stays cosy this winter. If you don’t do this job now you’re likely to forget it once the mild weather vanishes and you suddenly find yourself sitting in a drafty living room on a cold winter’s night.
Cold and drafty breezes through windows and doors are an utter torment this time of year and I bet you’ve promised yourself a thousand times in the past to fix that breeze in the window. But don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Drafty windows and doors rank in the Top 5 most common DIY complaints which is why autumn is the time to take this job by the scruff of the neck. It’s simple really as all you have to do is run the back of your hand along the window frame and the seal joint where windows open and close. Once you have felt a breeze, mark with a piece of sticky tape.
Now get a silicone gun and fill the gaps using a thin line of clear silicone. Have a cup of warm water nearby to clean your fingers in-between applications. Job done. Silicone can be messy if you’re not used to it so keep your good clothes and expensive furniture well clear. For a job that costs less than €10 and takes all of 20 minutes, the benefits far outweigh the effort. Bye, bye pesky breeze!