8 Simple Tips to Weatherproof Your Home

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Stop Letting Mother Nature Increase Your Utility Bills!

You don't have to be in the market to sell your home in order to want or have to do some energy saving weatherproofing.  Some simple fixes and maintenance can keep your home cool as a cucumber (or roasty & toasty) and save you some cash year round.

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From caulking cracks and gaps to insulating just about everything, you can make your dollar stretch further.  My favorite, small scale insulator is Great Stuff brand foam insulation.  There's a Great Stuff product for all your insulating needs - even one that repels pests!
 
I feel a large energy zapper in my home are the windows.  They're older and not well insulated.  The awnings over the windows in my home really to save us; really keeps out the heat in the summer months (to a point). Older windows don't have to steal your heat and money.  Regular sealing maintenance and insulated draperies can make a world of difference!
 
Find all the weatherproofing tips over at wnyrehome.com

8 Simple Tips to Weatherproof Your Home

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Rainmaker
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Tony Busanich
TD Bank - Freehold, NJ
1-4 RESIDENTIAL FAMILY LENDING SPECIALIST

Sarah great post, i also an a fan of great stuff, i use it all the time a have two can ready to go in the basement. Thanks for the excellent post.

Dec 03, 2013 08:15 AM #1
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Sarah Lynn Jaskowski
Williamsville, NY
House. Home. Today.

Tony, thanks for reading.  I love love love Great Stuff.  My mom recently used it to fill in gaps in her garage to keep pests out.  Not jealous she has pests, but I was jealous she got to "play" with the stuff.  Thanks again!

Dec 03, 2013 09:55 AM #2
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Mike Warren
Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO

Very nice post with great information. Thanks for sharing!

Dec 03, 2013 04:04 PM #3
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Randy Shamburger
Movement Mortgage - Greenville, SC
FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Expert

Thanks for the good tips!

Dec 03, 2013 11:36 PM #4
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Sarah Lynn Jaskowski
Williamsville, NY
House. Home. Today.

Very welcome!  Between this article and a Green Homes class I'm taking, I want to overhaul my whole house and make it more energy efficient!

Dec 04, 2013 12:13 AM #5
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John
Green City Window and Door - Bothell, WA

These are great tips! Thank You!

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