Is draught proofing worth it?
Yes - Not only will weather proofing make your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer, but there are several other surprising benefits of weather proofing too:
• Stops insects from entering your home
• Reduces traffic noise
• Stops windows rattling
• Saves you money
• It’s the most cost-effective retrofit you can do, a low cost & easy fix
Sustainability Victoria says, “Up to 25% of winter heat loss from existing houses is caused by air leakage (also known as draughts)” and “9 out of 10 homes in Victoria have unwanted draughts”.
As a renter, how can I draught-proof my home?
» Blocking gaps and cracks around windows, doors, skirting boards and floorboards is usually the most cost-effective measure you can take to make your home more comfortable and can reduce heat loss by 15-25%. » It is best to seek landlord approval ...
What does draught proofing mean?
Draught proofing is finding and fixing draughts to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. Draughts are like ventilation, in that both let fresh air into your home. Good ventilation helps reduce condensation and damp and can help cool ...
Does draught proofing need to be replaced occasionally?
This depends on the type of draught proofing; some types of draught proofing may need replacing every few years, for example the stick-on strips.
How long does draught proofing last?
Providing that the draught proofing materials are installed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions it would be realistic to achieve a life expectancy of between 5 – 10 years. A foam stick-on strip might last 12 months. However some of the ...
Does a professional provide a report on the draught proofing installed?
Yes, most professional draught proofing contactors will provide a report.