The average house heat loses about 35% 0f it’s heat through the walls, 25% through the roof, 25% through draughty doors and windows, and 15% through the floor. Insulating all these areas will save you money on your fuel bills in the long term.
Simply fitting draught excluders to all gaps around the doors and windows will keep your home warmer and reduce the fuel bills. Self-adhesive foam strips of drought excluder are inexpensive, easy to fix in place and suitable for casement windows and interior doors. Make sure you don’t stretch the strips when fitting them as this might impairs their efficiency.
Draught proofing sash windows might be a little bit complicated.
Fully draught-proofing your sash windows requires Sash Window Specialist or your local London Handyman who will remove the sashes. It’s a opportunity to repaint or refurbish your sash windows at the same time . Your local Handyman in London can carry out any of the following :
• Carry out checks on weights
• Clean the glass to professional standards
• Refit sashes with new long-lasting nylon cords
• Re-balance sash window in box frame
• Plane meeting rails if necessary
• Fit new parting and staff beads
• Fit new 8.5mm brush pile draught excluders
• Remove all old window furniture and replace with brand new furniture
For doors, there is a variety of types of drought excluder to choose from, in different colours, and there are also complete sets for internal and external doors. The simplest is a self-adhesive foam strip -polyurethane foam for interior or vinyl-coated polyurethane, rubber or PVC foams for exterior doors. Sprung strip, in metal or plastic is pinned to the rebates of the doorframe. Make sure you attach the strip to the frame rather than to the door stop or it will be rubbed off when the door closes.
Author : Simply London Handyman
Drought Proofing Sash Windows, Sash Window Repairs