Draft Proof Your Home
During the winter months, draught-proofing can become an effective way to reduce heat loss from a property. Compensating a draughty property with heating can become an expensive, energy vampire solution that may not always eliminate the chill. For those who want to become a more eco-conscious consumer, seeking to draft proof your home can be the first step in reducing energy consumption, not only reducing bills but also offering a quick and easy cost-effective option to lower your carbon footprint.
You will need to identify where the heat loss areas are in a property, including any gaps or openings, for example, fireplaces. Windows and doorways help fresh air to enter a space, but we also need to make sure that they help keep warm air in during colder days. Keeping in the warm air and stopping the cold air from entering is the aim. At The Hairy Worm, we offer a range of cost-effective draft proofing supplies that can be used in any property.
Door Brush Strips
Windows and doors are a good starting point, with letterboxes, keyholes and the gaps around the entrance frame and bottom benefiting from seals and draft excluders. These measures can be used on the doors or windows of rooms that are frequently used, like living rooms and bedrooms. You want to be careful with kitchens and bathrooms because they need good ventilation. Implementing proofing products in specific areas in the home can help maintain warmth longer in preferred spaces. Our high-quality wool pile door seal and door brush strips will not break or shed fibres, ensuring their effectiveness. A wool pile draught excluder is ideal for inner doors and windows of all shapes and sizes to maintain warmth in areas of your choosing. We pride ourselves on providing the best quality products to all our customers.
Our Woven Brush Pile Seals are crafted using natural materials such as wool to trap warm air and maintain comfort by keeping in warmth when doors are closed. They are highly effective, featuring self-adhesive strips to fit whatever size you need. Rubber strips are also an ideal choice for around doors and window frames. You can also purchase keyhole seals for larger key slots, such as a mortice lock, where a substantial amount of heat can be lost. A metal keyhole disc cover is also a great seal.
High Quality Wool Piles
Cracks in walls can allow cold air to seep in, cracks can be filled in with cement and hard setting fillers. The same goes for floorboards and skirting boards. However, they will need a filler to withstand the expansion and contraction of the materials used, including any daily movement. A silicone-based sealant is recommended. These can be used as DIY methods but do your research before and follow all instructions.
o ensure you choose the right fittings for each of your needs, you can contact our professional team at George Culley. We provide a range of draft excluders and seals and manufacture them. We can recommend exactly what you need from the huge choice we have available. Our knowledge of the fittings and fixtures will help keep any property warm, particularly in cold, damp, and windy weather.
To find out more about our high-quality wool piles, window seals and rubber strips or anything else needed to draft proof your home, contact us today. Stay up to date with everything we do by following our blog.