The entry of drafts into a house can significantly generate discomfort in the dwelling. These drafts can enter the dwelling through several exits including windows. In turn, this phenomenon can affect the thermal insulation of the house. Fortunately, there are ways to stop it.
Inspect the condition of the house structure
The first cause of draft entry into a house is the condition of the structure of the dwelling. If this structure is defective, it will have more or less gaping gaps in places. Through these faults, the slightest draft can pass. Flaws can also be present in the windows.
The inspection of the structure of a building must be entrusted to professionals such as Calfeutrage Élite based in Montreal. A detailed report will be produced and then submitted to you. Our company specializes in residential caulking.
Strengthen the sealing of windows
To stop having drafts entering your home through the windows, it is necessary to strengthen the tightness of the latter. To achieve this, many solutions will be offered by our window caulking specialists.
The least complex solution is to lay joints all around each opening. They make the windows very waterproof and thus contribute to the energy reduction of the heating. In terms of seals, there are several including:
- Foam seals;
- Rubber seals;
- Silicone seals.
If your budget is low, we recommend foam seals. They are also very simple to install. On the other hand, they lose efficiency over time. The fact is that they are laid as an adhesive. Therefore, they wear out slowly every time you open or close the windows.
Rubber seals are the mid-range. As for silicone seals, they are less affordable, but are durably resistant against air and water infiltration. In addition, they effectively ensure the sound insulation of the house.
Install thermal curtains
One of the effective shields against drafts is the thermal curtain. When it is installed at the windows by professionals like Calfeutrage Élite, it becomes impossible for air to pass. In addition, during the winter, your home will not lose heating energy. On the contrary, this device will optimize the reduction of heating energy .
If you are in Greater Montreal and need to reduce your domestic heat loss, thermal curtains are one of the best solutions. Once they are installed on your windows, the interior comfort of your home will be increased even more.
Keep shutters closed
It may not seem like anything, but having the shutters closed can greatly reduce the drafts that pass through the windows. In addition, the shutters greatly reduce the cooling of the windows when night falls. You will then feel less the change in temperature that occurs every night.
In the center of your different rooms, the temperatures will not really change. Therefore, you will not need to consume more energy to heat your interior.
If you notice that there are leaks in the structure of your window, be aware that fluids flow in both directions. In other words, you lose heating energy. Worse, drafts enter your home. Therefore, you will be forced to increase the heating to compensate for this heat loss.
The elimination of micro-leaks is a delicate operation that requires the intervention of specialists. First, it is necessary to identify the areas where the leaks take place. Then it will be necessary to choose the right solution to eliminate them.
Entrust caulking operations to professionals
More than ever, humanity is faced with the challenges of safeguarding the environment. This requires the rational use of available energies. The more heating energy you consume, the higher your bill will be. However, poor sealing is a factor in increasing the need for energy consumption.
To reduce your electricity or gas bill, you need to turn to sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions. These solutions increase the thermal insulation of your home and in turn reduce your energy losses.
By entrusting residential caulking interventions to professionals, you ensure that the job is well done. Calfeutrage Élite is committed throughout Greater Montreal to providing all its customers with the best window caulking services and complete thermal/sound insulation of homes. Trust us and call us to benefit from our expertise built over many years.