Home Weatherization Information
There are many things you can do to weatherize your home, making it more comfortable and saving you money.
Do-It-Yourself - weatherization for your house
- Preventing heat loss: A short introduction to weatherization from NACD, Kalamazoo.
- Weatherization presentation: A detailed list of weatherization steps from NACD, Kalamazo.
- Top 5 Places & Top 25 Ways to Weatherize Your Home: Overview of weatherizing a home. Where and what to do.
- Silicon Power Corporation, Weatherization Tips: Good illustrations for weatherstripping doors, electrical outlets, and plumbing entrances.
- Historical Window Weatherization: A collection of information, links, and several how-to-do-it videos.
- Insulation for Historic Residences: from the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office
More Weatherization Guides
- Weatherization for Historic Buildings: Dan Schneider's presentation at the 2013 HBEA Fall General Meeting
- Bonneville Power Administration, Do-It-Yourself Home Weatherization Guide: (E-version of 44-page booklet, Updated 2003) This guide has much information about insulating a home, as well as weatherstripping, caulking, and storm windows.
- About Insulation
- Protective Gear and Other Safety Tips
- How to Insulate a Ceiling
- How to Insulate a Floor
- Insulating Pipes and Ducts
- Insulating Finished and Unfinished Walls
- Weatherstripping and Caulking
- Storm Windows and Sliding or Insulated Doors
- Vapor Barriers and Ventilation Control
- Glossary of Heating and Insulation Terms
Guides to Energy Savings
- DTE No-Cost, Low-Cost Energy-Saving Tips: A guide from DTE
- 12 Easy Ways to Save Energy
- Weatherization Guide for Older & Historic Buildings from the National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Weatherizing and Improving the Energy Efficiency of Historic Buildings from the U. S. National Park Service