It’s the middle of August and we are proud to announce that it is almost draft time.
You may be saying, “Of course it’s draft time as the NFL season kicks off in less than 30 days”, however, we are not referring to the NFL draft.
We are referring to a draft that doesn’t involve trash talk, two laptops, cheat seat, or a bottle of your favorite brew. Nope, the draft we speak of is that pesky and annoying draft that likes to seep through your windows each winter.
We’ve all been there. You’re laying on your couch with the heat on 74 degrees, yet for some reason you continue to get a draft of cool air to cross your path and make you squeeze your Snuggie a little tighter.
If that sounds like your home, chances are you may benefit from adding some insulation to your home, particularly your windows.
Today we are going to show you how to add insulation to your windows for less than $20 so that you can stay warm and comfortable all winter long.
Once you have identified the window that you would like to insulate here is a list of items that you will need to get the job done.
· Window Insulation Kit (Option 1)
· Great Stuff Foam Spray (Option 2)
· Wood Glue
You’ll also benefit from the following accessories
· Putty Knife
· Safety Glasses
· Small Tarp
Now that you have all the gear needed for the job, follow these steps and you will be on your way to cutting down the cost of your energy bill, while establishing a warm climate in your home.
1. Use your putty knife to remove the molding around your window
2. Apply spray foam or window insulation in the gaps around the window
3. Use putty knife to fully stuff insulation into gap, or allow foam to expand, ensuring that the gap is fully secured (may take 6-8 hours)
4. Reattach molding with hammer and nails.
All done! It’s as simple as that and only takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
We love bringing our fans tips and tricks to keep your home warm, but we recognize that sometimes things just need to be replaced. If you want to explore that idea of new custom windows in your home, feel free to reach out to our team to schedule a complimentary consultation.
See ya next week!
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Window Installation is my specialty. Fort Collins native. Outdoorsman. Business owner