1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

May 14, 2008

:135 Caulk

Filed under: :135 Caulk — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:01 am

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet.

1:5:10:135 EcoTip: Keeping penetrations and seams caulked to prevent infiltration is as important for keeping cool in summer as it is for keeping warm in winter. Caulk is used to seal openings that do not move. Weather stripping (:134) is used for sealing surfaces that meet when they are closed such as doors and windows.

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 Additional Information

The Department of Energy has good information about weatherizing homes with caulk at:

http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/cic_text/housing/weather/weather.htm

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