Weatherproofing: The DIY Guide to Keeping Your Home Warm in the Winter, Cool in the Summer, and Dry All Year Around

Overview

Whether a new homeowner or an old one, this book will teach you what you need to know about your house. You'll find solid, basic information that will help you make your house into a warm, tight family home. Whether you need to add insulation in your attic or weather-strip your doors, this book has the details that you need to keep your home comfortable year round.

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Overview

Whether a new homeowner or an old one, this book will teach you what you need to know about your house. You'll find solid, basic information that will help you make your house into a warm, tight family home. Whether you need to add insulation in your attic or weather-strip your doors, this book has the details that you need to keep your home comfortable year round.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565235915
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2011
  • Series: Handy Homeowner Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,369,501
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

John Kelsey is a journalist and editor specializing in woodworking and furniture making. He has a degree in woodworking and furniture design from the School for American Craft at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a former editor in chief of Fine Woodworking magazine and a publisher of woodworking and home building books at the Taunton Press. He is the author of Furniture Projects for the Deck and Lawn. He lives in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

1. Keeping a House Snug and Tight

Blocking Drafts around Windows

Weather-stripping Doors

Plugging Up Cracks

2. Battling Moisture

Gutters and Downspouts

Underground Drains

Diverting Water From Foundations

Plugging Leaks in the Basement

Sump Pumps

Vents for Airflow

3. Shielding Against Heat and Cold

Key Areas for Potential Heat Loss

Adequate Insulation

Attics

Exterior Walls

Storm Windows

Storm Door

Blocking Out the Sun

4 Protecting your Home from Disaster

Windproofing a Picture Window

Chimney Ties for Earth Tremors

Lightning

Floods

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