Many utilities offer incentives to homeowners who make improvements that save energy. Contact your utility company to determine if you're eligible for a low-interest loan or discount for replacing your windows and doors. Ask about energy-efficient insulating features such as argon gas between the panes of glass and a Low-E coating.
Applying caulk can get messy. Here’s how to ensure a smooth, clean finished appearance:
– Choose the right caulk for your project. Do you need interior, exterior, mildew-resistant, paintable or
– Cut the tip of the caulk tube at an angle. Cut the tip so that the bead of caulk will not be wider than 1/4 inch.
– For best results, before starting your project, use a scrap piece of paper to practice so you can get used to the caulk’s application rate.
– Finish off by smoothing the caulk with a slightly wet finger, damp rag, or slightly wet caulking tool; this will ensure the nicest finished appearance.