How to Fix a Drafty Window
Have you noticed that a draft of air flows through your windows? Do you think that the joints of your windows do not fulfill their function of isolation? The most likely thing is that you have to repair the joints of your windows. We tell you how to do it in a few steps.
On many occasions, window joints suffer damage or deterioration over time, causing air leaks. For this reason, you will have to repair them or even change them completely. The first thing you should do is check the type of board your window has.
Steps to Follow to Repair the Window Joints
The steps to repair the window joints will be the same for any type of window, be it wood, aluminum or metal.
Difficulty level: Low
Material price: Between € 10 and € 20
Polyurethane foam or putty to repair cracks.
Window, window seal, repair First, with the knife, scrape the joint between the window frame and the wall so that you can remove all the loose particles. Next, fill the cracks in the frame with polyurethane foam or putty and let it dry for the time recommended by the manufacturer. Make sure the surface is well covered. In case you notice that the board is too worn, it is best to change it completely.
Now it’s time to check that the board fulfills its function effectively and does not leak the air currents. If you have verified that you need to change your old windows for more modern ones, then we recommend the best professional metal windows. But if you prefer to install aluminum windows, then contact one of the experts in aluminum windows in your area.
Do not wait any longer and put a stop to the cold! And if in addition to new windows you want to learn to isolate them from the cold, then we recommend the following article on how to insulate your windows from the cold.
Step by Step
- Step 1: Clean Inside the Window Frame
With a cloth moistened with water and a little soap, wipe inside the jamb of the window and along the bottom of the bottom sheet and the top of the top sheet. Let dry.
- Step 2: Seal the Side of a Drafty Window
Cut four strips of self-adhesive vinyl V-channel one inch longer than the height of the lower sheet. Lift the bottom sheet. Apply a strip inside the jamb, leaving the backrest in the top inch. Feed that extra inch under the side of the belt. Repeat on the other side. Close the window, remove the additional backrest and press the strips into place.
- Step 3: Seal the Top and Bottom (Seal to the Window)
Cut two self-adhesive vinyl weather strips or silicone gasket, eliminating the same width as the sheet. Lift the bottom sheet and apply a strip along its bottom. Close the window Slide down the top sheet and apply the other strip along its top. Close the window.