Stimulus program and manufacturer deliver the why and how of weatherization.
On Dec. 8, 2009, President Obama proposed a home
weatherization version of the federal government’s successful Cash for Clunkers
program, fittingly named Cash for Caulkers.
While the announcement brings visibility to the message of the energy-saving
benefits of weatherization, the truth is many homeowners do not know how to
conserve energy and save money relative to home sealing. According to David
Leonhardt of The New York Times
, “To date, energy experts,
in the government and the private sector, have not done a good job of
distributing useful information. What does exist tends to be either too
complicated or too general.”
DAP Products Inc. has established a consumer education Web site that provides a
viable solution -
. The Web site meets the need for
more readily available, effective information on home weatherization.
“Sealyourhome.info is a repository of information that gives homeowners the
tools to plan and execute home weatherization projects,” said David Fuller,
vice president of Marketing, DAP Products Inc. “Our company is a leading
marketer of caulk and sealants used in home-related projects such as home
weatherization. We also provide solutions and education, such as
sealyourhome.info, and remain committed to energy efficiency measures that
conserve natural resources, making energy more affordable for all Americans.”
The DAP Web site offers a “seal it” house tour that provides easy-to-use,
step-by-step instructions for homeowners to complete do-it-yourself sealing
projects. An ENERGY STAR calculator compares a home’s energy consumption to
national averages; based on the results, homeowners receive a list of ways to
improve their home’s energy efficiency through the completion of simple
projects. Visitors can also find what state and federal stimulus programs are
currently available, and they’re given the option to contact their state
DAP complements these online resources with a variety of caulks, sealants and insulating foam sealants
available for use with most weatherization projects.
About DAP Products Inc.DAP
markets reliable, long-lasting products for contractors and do-it-yourselfers.
Headquartered in Baltimore,
DAP is a leading marketer of caulks, sealants, adhesives, insulating foam,
spackling, glazing, and other general patch-and-repair products. For more
information about DAP products, visit www.DAP.com. To learn about home weatherization, visit www.sealyourhome.info. DAP Products Inc. also sponsors the DAP Help
Line, a seven-day-a-week consumer hotline, at (888) DAP-TIPS.