Heat has a natural tendency to move from warmer temperatures
to cooler temperatures.
This means when the air temperature is colder outside your
home, the warm air you are paying for to keep your family
comfortable could be sneaking out of the back door.
Caulking cracks and gaps around your home's
windows and doors is easy and inexpensive.
Follow these 7 easy steps to keep
outdoor air where it belongs:
Start by reading the label to select the
right caulk. Numerous caulks are
available for different applications and
color preferences. You can also purchase
clear or paintable caulk.
Clean the surface and remove any
Place the caulk in the caulking gun and
push the plunger forward until it stops.
Cut the spout at 45 degree angle and
slightly smaller than the desired bead.
Puncture the inner seal with the
attachment on the caulking gun or a wire.
Apply even pressure to the handle to start
the caulk. Use slow steady travel. To stop
the flow of caulk, press the release button
next to the plunger handle.
Finish by smoothing the bead with your
finger; this forces caulk into the joint |
and improves adhesion. Use a damp
cloth to remove any excess from work
area or hands.
To watch videos on caulking and other energy saving tips, click here to visit youtube.com/user/emctv.
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