Fix Drafty Windows in an Apartment
LESLIE: We’re going to talk to Ashley in Indiana about sealing her windows. What’s going on?
ASHLEY: Hi, I moved into an apartment about a month ago and my bedroom window, you can feel the breeze coming in. But the problem is I am three stories up.
LESLIE: OK, where do you feel the breeze coming in? Sort of around the frame or through the glass itself when it’s closed?
ASHLEY: Actually, you can feel the breeze all the way around the window.
TOM: OK, and this is an apartment, Ashley?
ASHLEY: Yes, sir.
TOM: So you don’t own the windows, right? You wouldn’t be replacing windows.
TOM: OK. So, here’s a couple of things you can do. First of all, there’s a product out that’s a temporary caulk. It’s called Seal ‘N Peel and that one is made by the DAP company. There’s one made by Red Devil. I think there’s one made by a generic, like mega-store brand, and basically what these temporary caulks do is they allow you to essentially caulk the window shut in the winter so you seal out all the drafts. But then in the spring you peel the stuff off.
You know when you get a credit card in the mail and it’s kind of stuck to the paper with like that white gel or that clear gel?
TOM: That’s what this stuff feels like and it peels off just like that; kind of stringy and rubbery. And it’s a really good invention because it’s very inexpensive and it’s – you know, it’s not as obtrusive as putting the plastic on your windows and that kind of stuff.
LESLIE: Mm-hmm, and it’s perfect for the apartment installation. You know, my mom’s using it at her place in the city.
ASHLEY: That’s great. And what’s the name of that again?
TOM: Seal ‘N Peal. S-e-a-l, the letter N, and then Peal; P-e-a-l.
ASHLEY: OK, great. Thank you so much.
TOM: You’re welcome, Ashley. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.