Is there any safety or health risks associated with draught proofing that I need to be aware of?
It’s important to make sure there’s enough fresh air inside. However, the typical home has 4 times more fresh air (air changes per hour) than we need for health and oxygen supply. Even if you block all gaps, fresh air will still enter your home when you open the doors and windows.
Often a lack of ventilation in a home is usually noticed by damp or even mouldy conditions forming – if this happens in your home then we recommend seeking professional advice.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Is there any maintenance of draught proofing required?
• You can physically check the seals to make sure they are intact and working. • You should regularly perform the below test to check if your draught proofing needs any maintenance, draught proofing may need to be replaced every few years therefore ...
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 ...