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Sealing Air Leaks for Increased Home Efficiency

Increase your home’s energy efficiency—and cut energy costs—by sealing air leaks in your home’s basement and walls.



Sealing all your windows can save you a significant amount of money.
Sealing all your windows can save you a significant amount of money.
Sealing all your windows can save you a significant amount of money.
To properly seal windows, apply caulk in a smooth bead to all joints in the window frame and the joint between the frame and the wall, holding the gun at a 45-degree angle, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends.
If your basement has large gaps or missing windowpanes, repair them or cover them with a square of rigid foam board insulation.
Sealing all your windows can save you a significant amount of money.
Illustration Courtesy Environmental Protection Agency
Titebond offers a full line of low-VOC caulks and sealants.

















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