Draughts through windows and doors

How do you stop draughts through your windows and doors?

It doesn’t matter how old, or how new your home is, almost every building has a draught from somewhere. Draughts through windows and doors occur when there is a gap in the construction, and the opening is left unsealed. This allows cold air into your lovely warm home.

How do draughts through your windows and doors affect your property?

Any draught allowing cold air into your property can cost you money. Stopping draughts through windows and doors means that you will save the warm air that is in your home. You will therefore spend less money heating your home, as you are no longer losing warm air through the draught.

Draught proofing is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to save energy, and therefore money, in any type of property.

Here are 4 simple ways to stop draughts through windows and doors this autumn.


1 – Use a draught excluderdraught excluder dog

If you have draughts through windows or doors in your property you can make use of a handy draught excluder, or snake. These are effective when placed at the bottom of the door or window, and they stop any unwanted cold air getting through.

2 – DIY insulating

draught excluder tapeSome self-adhesive draught excluder tape could help you. You can buy a roll from the internet and fit it yourself.

This draught excluder tape is perfect for doors, it is easy to cut, usually with an acrylic backing and self-adhesive strip. You can find hints and tips on YouTube about how to fit the tape, but draughts will be stopped.

3 – Insulated curtains are a must

If complete DIY solutions are not for you, then you could always change your curtains.  Thermal curtains will be a huge help stopping the draughts through your windows and doors.

Insulated curtains will also be a help in the summer as they will keep your room cooler by not letting all the heat from the sun in.

4 – have bespoke doors and windows fitted

A brand new set of bespoke aluminium windows and doors will fit your home perfectly. Made specifically for you they will fit snugly and will stop any of your lovely warm air escaping, keep the cold out.

To find out more about bespoke windows and doors why not call one of our team on 0113 850 0508 who will be more than happy to talk to you. They can help you stop any draughts through your doors and windows. Alternatively you can leave your details here and we will call you back.

Ian Richardson

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