Don’t forget to seal your windows

    As November comes in, The Powell Group at Keller Williams of the Western Upstate of South Carolina wants to remind you to make sure your house is ready for winter.

    Sure, we have discussed ways to bring your heating costs down.  But, there is something else that you need to remember.

    Sealing your windows will not only help you keep your heat locked inside the house.  Doing so will help keep your heating costs down because your thermostat won’t have to do as much to heat the inside of your home.  With the holidays coming soon, we know you will want to make friends and family comfortable for any planned festivities.

    Make sure you seal your windows so you can still enjoy the view in the winter
    Make sure you seal your windows so it isn’t too cold to enjoy the view up close

    But, some of you may not know the steps in sealing your windows.  Don’t worry.  The Powell Group has you covered.

    The first step is to locate any leaks around your windows.  This can be as simple as feeling the surface around it.  If there’s an area that is colder than the rest of the window – or house – you’ve got a leak.  It may sound simplistic.  But, it really is that simple.

    OK.  How do we fix it?

    One method is to use silicone caulk, which you can find at any hardware or home store.  However, make sure you remove the old caulk first to so that no residue interferes with the new caulk.  When you apply it, make sure you use just enough in order to make sure you cover the area.

    Lastly, make sure you use weatherstripping for the parts you can’t caulk so easily.  There are many types to choose from, so you want to make sure you get the one that’s right for you.  Your hardware or home store staff can assist you with that information.

    The Powell Group encourages you to make sure that you take care of sealing your windows before it gets too cold.  November often leads to colder temperatures in the Western Upstate before you know it.  So, make sure you get it done as soon as you can to be comfortable within your home.

    If you are moving to the Western Upstate of South Carolina, log on to our website and have a look at all of our beautiful homes.  We are sure you will find exactly what you are looking for.

    (Picture used from Pixabay)

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