When it comes to the cold winter months, the last thing you need is any heat escaping your home and cold air getting in.
Draughts occur when there are unintended gaps in the construction of your home or around your windows and doors.
Draughts are a common problem but if left unchecked, they can be costly as you will end up having to use more heating in an attempt to warm your home.
Not only do draughts affect the temperature of your home but they can also let unwanted outside noise in.
So, if you have a draught problem, what can you do to fix the issue?
Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can fight the issue in your home.
3 ways to draught-proof your home
If you find that draughts are coming from underneath your external doors, you can fit brush strips to the underside to help prevent draughts. Brush strips act as a seal along the bottom of your door. They are a relatively cheap solution which you can fit yourself.
The bristles will also help to keep out dust and leaves from entering your home. So, not only will your home be warmer but debris-free too.
Another method to eliminate draught coming through your doors is investing in a draught excluder. Unlike brush strips, a draught excluder isn’t fitted to the door, meaning that it can be moved. It a less permanent solution compared to brush strips and is available at a wide range of shops. However, as it is not fitted to the door, this means that when you leave your home and close the door behind you it might let draughts in.
Replace your doors or windows
A poorly-installed window or door can cause the seals around your window or door to break, letting in the cold air. In some cases, you are able to fix the seals yourself but in other cases, the damage is already done and the best course of action is to replace them. Although this is a more costly solution, it is a worthwhile investment as you will undoubtedly save money on your energy bills and will keep your home at a more comfortable temperature.
Draughts can be frustrating but you needn’t worry, there are things you can do to prevent draughts from being a problem. Whilst there are solutions which can help tackle draughts temporarily, if you want to eliminate draughts once and for all, replacing your windows and doors is the best option.
However, before doing so, it is important to choose windows and doors from a trusted supplier.
At MLI Building Products, we are always looking to improve our products, that’s why we are continuously investing in ensuring our products are manufactured to the highest standards. We understand that as a tradesperson you don’t have time to waste, so we make finding quality products for your next project easier. Expertly specified, with our range of products you will be able to deliver the perfect project.
If you’re looking for quality doors and windows for your next project in Worthing, West Sussex and the surrounding areas, we have the products for you.
Get in touch with us and a member of our team will be more than happy to assist you. Or, why not book an appointment to discuss what we can do for you?