Caulk This Way

Autumn Tips

If there was a 14" by 14" hole in the wall of your home, wouldn't you fix it? Of course—just imagine the draft that would let in!

Now consider this: the average home (even when well-insulated) contains enough cracks, leaks, and gaps between building materials to add up to a hole 14" square! Late summer or early fall (i.e., now) is the best time to winterize your home—so roll up your sleeves and get out that caulk, or you may have to pay for it (literally!) when the winter chill comes.