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Working with interior and exterior window sealants

Sealing your windows, inside and out, is a great way to make sure your home is energy efficient -especially during the winter months. Investing in a flexible and durable sealant can protect your home from leaks, drafts and the temperature extremes of hot summers and freezing winters.

Sealing your windows protects your home from damp weather and helps you spend less on heating bills, so you win all the way! You can seal your windows at any time of the year but in regions that experience heavy winter rainfall, you will want to get started long before wet weather arrives.

What’s the best way to do it?

Sealing your windows on the inside and out is preferable to only sealing them on one side. Dual sealing gives the best results and insulation and provides the most durable finish. If you live in an area where weather conditions are extreme, you should opt for a a flexible and durable sealant such as the ones listed below to ensure your sealant lasts the season or several seasons. This will depend on the weather conditions and temperatures where you live.

There are two main types of sealant that can be used on the inside and outside of your windows:

e.g. Unibond’s Perfect Finish Universal and Unibond’s Perfect Finish Window and Door Frame

e.g. Unibond’s Weather Guard Outdoor Window and Door Frame

How to fix broken window seals from the outside

That’s it!

Pro tip: to check if your windows are sealed properly look for condensation on the window pane.

More help

If you need more help sealing your windows this season why not check out this handy tutorial. It explains step-by-step (including pictures) how to al-windows-for-winter/”>seal your windows in time for winter 

and will help make the process so much easier.

Now let’s take a look at repairing your window trims:

If the trim around your windows is damaged you can do some DIY maintenance. Use a flexible exterior sealant like UniBond’sWeather Guard Outdoor Window and Door Frame silicone sealant and apply it with a simple cartridge gun.

Now that you’ve got an idea of how to ensure your windows are not letting in water, damp, drafts, cold air or intense heat here are some other innovative ways to make your home more energy efficient in time for winter.

How to repair window sills and frames

Unibond’s Weather Guard Outdoor Window and Door frame will make light work of this task. It’s completely weatherproof and flexible and will seamlessly fill cracks or gaps on PVC, wood, plastic and metal window sills and frames.

To make sure your family is ready for the cold snap, here are even more ways to get your home ready for the cooler months.

Make your home energy efficient and cosy Sealing your windows both inside and out is a great way to ensure your home is more energy efficient. Maintaining your window seals ensures that your home is free from drafts, leaks, extreme temperatures and damp. You can easily do this task yourself by investing in some good interior and exterior products to seal both the inside and outside of your window seals,  frames and window sills. Check out the excellent range of interior and exterior products that make repairing and maintaining window seals an easy task, at your nearest hardware store.