Whether it's to keep the cold in or out of
your house, weatherstripping
can reduce your
energy costs by sealing up leaks
and doors. There are a number
used for weatherstripping, including:
- caulk, regular or acrylic, which can be used to
seal small leaks in walls, around windows,
and between any two non-moving surfaces
- styrofoam or sponge products, which are good
for sealing cracks around the side and top
of doors and windows
- sweeps, shoes, and thresholds designed to
seal the bottom of a door.
Applying weatherstripping is
easy to do.
If you are sealing up an area
and closes, use a compressable
get a tight seal. Be sure to get the right
thickness, however, otherwise it will be
ineffective or, if too thick, will make the
door or window difficult to close.