Having properly sealed ductwork is the first step to an efficient and comfortable home and business; however, leaks do happen. Luckily, there are ways you can perform this ductwork sealing yourself.
Here are the three places that most often need sealing:
- Branch Lines
Your ductwork is made of many branch lines, and each has the potential for a breach in sealing. Duct tape is a great option, but caulk will also work.
- Trunk Lines
While trunk lines are usually more durable than branches, they can leak as well. If the damage is small, caulk and duct tape should do fine; however, larger holes may need a patch in the same material the duct is made of. This can still be applied by you.
- Line Attachments and Boots
Where your ductwork lines attach to these hardwares is also prone to leakage. Like other leaks, caulks and epoxies can work; however, other methods like zip ties can also work.
Continue reading to learn more about DIY ductwork sealing.