Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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Window Caulking and Door Weatherstripping

Keeping a home well sealed can tremendously improve the heating efficiency. The most common spots for air leaks are around the windows and doors seals. Visually check the caulk seal around the outside edge of every window for gaps. Use a putty knife to remove the damaged seal and insert new caulk. Cracks will reappear if the caulk is applied too thinly.
Inspect and repair the caulking seal around each window of your house

Inspect the weatherstripping around the perimeter of exterior doors. Replace any damaged areas with new material. Replace the entire seal, if required. Feel for drafts by running your hand around the edge of each door. If the weatherstripping is in good shape and there is still a draft, there might not be enough material to bridge the gap. It is possible to layer the strips on top of each other to seal larger gaps.

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Tyler Golberg

Tyler is the founder of Home Maintenance Tracker and a writer for HomeSpot HQ, an easy to use tool for managing maintence and projects for every house.