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Can A Draft Cause Damage?

Over time, a draft through a window or door can cause some serious damage to your bank account.  You may think that a small, seemingly minor, draft through a window or door is harmless, however did you know that it can increase your heating bill by as much as 3%.  Not only does it make your wallet uncomfortable, but a damp draft can make a room feel colder than it really is, and a dry draft can cause dry throats and skin.  It pays to pay attention to drafts in your home.

Though they are most commonly found at windows and doors, drafts can also occur at walls with little or old insulation.  The ideal solution for eliminating a draft should be through a repair or renovation, such as replacing old windows or increasing insulation in walls.  Even though repair or renovation is the best solution, it's not always possible, so keep in mind that there are a variety of products available that can help provide a short term solution to stop drafts – such as replacement insulation strips for doors.

Drafts are a common problem.  Visit your local home improvement centre and they will be able to recommend products and solutions that can help your particular issues.

Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:49 PM by Boyd Rowsell


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