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Airtasker helps you find reliable draught-proofing services fast. Simply put up a task and connect with rated and reviewed draught-proofing specialists near you. If air is leaking through your home, a draught-proofing specialist can fix the problem right away. This way, you won’t have to endure the winter chill inside your home for too long.
Set your approximate budget and get quotes from several draught-proofing providers. Airtasker lets you compare quotes in one efficient platform, so it’s easy to find reasonable rates for draught-proofing services. Quality draught-proofing can be affordable; it’s a matter of finding a suitable and willing draught-proofing specialist. Select the pink ‘Post a task’ button now to get in touch with draught-proofing specialists who can help.
Your draught-proofing specialist can find where the problem is and implement the best solution. Aside from comfort and reduced energy costs, draught-proofing can keep out dirt and water ingress. No more wintery draughts! Draught proofing can make your home as warm and cosy as it can be.
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Top Draught Proofing related questions
One easy way to find a draught is to wet the back of your hand and pass it over the area where you suspect a draught may be. A draught would have a noticeable temperature change. If you’re not sure where the draught is coming from or if you want to be thorough, you can get a professional to inspect your home. Your draught-proofing expert may use a smoke pencil or match to check your home for draughts.
You may find draughts in areas with accidental gaps leading to the outside of your home. These areas include windows, doors, and also keyholes and letterboxes. Draughts may also pass through loft hatches, suspended floorboards, ceiling-to-wall joints, pipework, and electrical fittings on walls and ceilings. Your Tasker may inspect any of these areas for possible draughts.
Draught proofing materials include rubber blades, brushes, foams, sealants, and plastic strips. Your Tasker may seal the gaps with such materials using adhesive strips or tiny screws. A draught-proofing specialist can recommend the best material to use, depending on your situation.
DIY draught-proofing is an achievable task. But a more complex installation may call for expert help. A professional in draught-proofing can identify draughts fast and save you time and energy. They’ll also know the most effective material to use for your draught-proofing.
You could save around 10% off your energy bill from draught-proofing your windows and doors. Additionally, air leaks can cost you up to 20% of valuable heating in your home; draught-proofing can prevent this loss. A draught-proof home is more comfortable at lower temperatures. As a result, you can turn down the thermostat and conserve energy. Draught proofing often pays for itself within a year and will reduce your energy costs for the years to come.
Not all areas can be blocked or sealed with draught-proofing. Avoid blocking or sealing intentional ventilation. Some areas need air circulation to keep your house fresh and dry. Places like the kitchen and bathroom windows should have enough ventilation. Also, avoid blocking under-floor grilles, wall vents, and air vents for fires and heating appliances. For utmost safety, consult your draught-proofing expert or registered gas installer before your draught-proofing installation.
What do draught-proofing services include?
Draught proofing services include finding and sealing gaps where draughts may be coming through. This solution keeps the cold air out of your home to keep it warm, comfortable, and energy-efficient.
Find Taskers who can draught-proof your windows, doors and other areas in your home with accidental gaps. Here’s an overview of draught-proofing services you can book on Airtasker:
Draught proofing windows
Draughts are common around window frames, window sills, and gaps around locks and hatches. For windows that open, a specialist may use draught-proofing strips to fill the gap between the frame and the window. Other draught-proofing materials include self-adhesive foam, plastic strips, and metal.
For windows that don’t open, a specialist may use a silicone-based sealant to fix the draughts—looking to replace your entire old window or a chipped window pane? Taskers can also help with your window installation and repair needs.
Draught proofing doors
Air can leak through external and internal doors, especially in poorly fitted doors. A specialist can draught-proof a front door or garage door by sealing gaps at the bottom and edges. They can also fill cracks in keyholes and letterboxes with the right size of material.
Draughts can also occur in internal doors that lead to a room you don’t usually heat. Cold air from the kitchen or spare room can move into other rooms in your house or flat. Your Tasker may draught-proof your internal doors, sliding doors, and even your cat flaps.
If you need to install a new door or repair your sliding door, we can connect you with door fitters and repair specialists near you. You can also hire a heating & cooling expert to inspect and treat your heating or air conditioning system.
Draught proofing floorboards and skirting boards
Draught proofing floorboards and skirting boards may involve squirting filler into the cracks. A specialist may block gaps using silicone-based fillers, decorator’s caulk, or mastic-type products. Careful application is essential, as fillers can block holes permanently.
Hire a skilled specialist to make sure to apply fillers correctly and wipe off any excess filler before it dries. If necessary, you can also hire a Tasker to insulate gaps between your floor and skirting board.
Draught proofing walls
A draught-proofing specialist may fill in cracks in walls with hard-setting fillers or cement. They can also draught-proof around ceiling-to-wall joints and electrical fittings in walls and ceilings. Large cracks in your wall may be a sign of other structural issues. In which case, a surveyor can assess your home for any structural problems.
Draught proofing loft hatches
Your home may be losing hot air from draughts around your loft hatch. Hot air rises and gets lost in the cold space in your loft. A specialist can insulate your loft, attic, or roof space using strip insulation or other appropriate materials. While insulating your attic, you may take this opportunity to hire a cleaner to vacuum or mop down your attic as well.
Recent Draught Proofing tasks
Draught proofing the home
Manor Lakes VIC, Australia
Oct 15th 2023
I would like you to check with tools the gaps and draught proof the house, as the temperature inside house drops and the heater keeps running. - Due date: Flexible
Draught Proofing all around the house internal and external
Stanhope Gardens NSW, Australia
Jun 21st 2023
Draught Proofing the whole house to prevent cold or hot air getting throughout the house - Due date: Flexible
Torrens Park SA, Australia
Feb 7th 2023
Need gaps fixed between inside and outside of house. Gap under door, windows, small holes in wall etc. Want to stop draughts, high energy bills, bugs etc. - Due date: Before Friday, 24 February 2023
Draught proofing our house
Frankston South VIC, Australia
Sep 8th 2022
We have a 5 bedroom house in Frankston South and doors need weather strips/seals, most timber windows need shaving to close properly and siliconing various gaps and cracks. - Due date: Flexible
Draught Proofing Front Door and Inner Doors
Lyons ACT, Australia
Jul 18th 2022
Hi there, I need someone to draught/weatherproof and seal the front door to our main home and our inner garage door. This includes: 1. removing, replaced and installing a new draught seal to the outside of the front door (I'll need you to procure this) (width is 114cms), weather stripping/taping the inside and top of the front-door to cover off gaps (the Door is 2.13m in height, with roughly 4mm of space leaking around the door). 2. installing an indoor draught seal, and weather taping/seal the inside of the door, in and around the door as well to ensure draught protection (1 cm gap at the bottom of the door, and around .5mm gaps around the door) that leads into the home from the Garage. - Due date: Before Sunday, 24 July 2022
Draught proofing gold coast
Worongary QLD, Australia
Jun 18th 2022
Energy audit. Door and window draught proofing. - Due date: Flexible
Draught Proofing house
Tarneit VIC, Australia
Apr 22nd 2021
I need someone who has experience in finding draughts in my home and fix them ASAP.