Storms can be a real pain, especially when they leave your home with water damage. If you’re lucky enough to get through them without any damage, it’s time to do some storm sealing! Storm sealing is the process of making sure that your home is watertight and protected from more storms by eliminating cracks and holes. It’s also relatively easy to do. we’ll give you some tips on where to look for leaks in your house and how to seal them up properly.
Start by checking the windows and doors.
The first thing you should do is check the windows and doors. Make sure there are no gaps around the window frame, door frame, jamb or hinges. Also, look for any gaps around your door lock and latch that could allow water to enter your home during a storm.
If there are any gaps in these areas then they need to be sealed with caulk or weather stripping before continuing with this project.
Look for gaps near the exterior leaves of your home.
Now that you know where to look, it’s time to get out there and start looking for gaps. Start by looking at the sides of your home. Look at the siding around windows and doors, as well as along any trim or moulding that may be present in these areas. Next, move onto the roofline, and look closely at any places where two pieces of shingles meet (especially around chimneys). Also, check for gaps between the exterior leaves and the wall. This will require some careful crawling around on your hands and knees if necessary.
Check for gaps around light fixtures, awnings, attic vents, and chimneys.
Check for gaps around light fixtures, awnings and chimneys. These can be hard to spot because they’re so small. Look at the exterior leaves of your home’s frame. If there are gaps between them and the frame itself, use caulking to storm seal them up.
If you have a basement or crawl space, check for leaks there too.
If you have a basement or crawl space, check for leaks there too. If you have an access door to the basement or crawl space, make sure it’s watertight. Check around pipes, drains and vents for signs of moisture and mould growth. This could indicate a leak in your foundation wall or floor if there are cracks or holes. However, if they look like they might be close enough together for water to seep through them, you could be dealing with a more serious problem than just surface rusting on metal parts.
Check all around the perimeter of your basement; look at joints where walls meet floors (especially if they’re made from concrete), ceilings and other structures near where pipes come out of walls (if applicable) and other points where water has easy access into homes built on sloped lands such as hillsides or ravines.
Use caulk to seal any cracks or holes you find.
Once you’ve completed your inspection and found any cracks or holes, it’s time to seal them. Caulk is a great way to do this because it can be applied quickly and easily with a caulking gun, which allows you to squeeze out just the right amount of sealant onto your tool. If you don’t have one yet, you should get one. It will make putting up storm windows much easier later on.
Caulk comes in two forms: latex and silicone. Latex caulk tends to dry more quickly but doesn’t last as long as silicone; silicone makes for a stronger bond between materials but takes longer to dry out than its counterpart (and sometimes requires heat guns). Whichever type of sealant you choose should be compatible with whatever material is being sealed together. For example, if there’s wood involved then use an acrylic-based adhesive instead of polyurethane because otherwise, moisture could cause damage over time due to its low vapour permeability rating (VPR).
Be sure to keep the caulking clean and dry after each application.
You should clean up any excess caulk with a damp rag. You can also use a small brush to remove any excess caulk that remains on the surface of your window or door. Be sure to let it dry for 24 hours before painting or using the area again.
Storm sealing protects the home from weather damage
Storm sealing is an important step in protecting your home from weather damage. It can help you save money on energy bills, improve the comfort of your home, and prevent mould and mildew growth.
In addition to these benefits, storm sealing will also help prevent water from entering through cracks in the foundation or around windows and doors by using different materials such as caulking or foam sealants.
Storm sealing is an important step in protecting your home from weather damage. It can help protect your property from flooding and wind damage, as well as keep out pests like rats and mice. If you’re looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home, storm sealing should be at the top of your list.