Caulking Windows And Doors

Article Posted By: Home Depot Staff

Here’s a riddle for you: What DIY project keeps in warmth during the winter but keeps heat out in the summer?

Caulking your home’s windows and doors, of course! If you didn’t get around to doing it during those wintery months, now’s the time to start caulking before the full strength of high summer temperatures hit. The good news, too, is that caulking windows and doors is an easy DIY project with some huge benefits.

This is an easy project that’s definitely worth your while when you consider the fact that up to 20% of home energy costs are from heating and cooling your home. Watch this video to find out the tools and supplies you need to complete this task, including premium caulk, a caulk gun, caulk remover and more. It will also walk you through all the steps to complete this task, as well as offer handy tricks on detecting gaps and cracks like using lighted incense sticks or candles to locate the source of an air leak.

The Home Depot also carries a wide range of insulation products to further protect your home from the elements while saving on your energy costs. For more information about caulking, or any other home DIY projects, just ask our expert associates on the How-To Community Forums.

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