Save on Winter Heating Bills by Replacing Worn Door Weatherstripping
By Mark J. Donovan
|If you are experiencing cold drafts in your home this winter, you may want to check your windows and install some V-channel and foam window weatherstripping around them. Older windows are notorious for letting cold drafty air into the home. Use your hand and feel around the window sashes and jambs for cold drafts. If you feel cold drafts, visit your local home improvement center and purchase a roll or two of foam window weatherstripping and some V-channel window weatherstripping.
Both are very inexpensive and come in various lengths and widths. Foam window weatherstripping, as well as V-channel window weatherstripping, have a sticky backing on them that is covered by a protective paper.
Installing Foam Window Weatherstripping in Casement Windows
To install foam window weatherstripping in casement windows start by opening the window and cleaning the bottom window sash and the window stops with warm soap and water to remove any dirt or dust. Then dry them down with a separate towel or rag.
Next, cut the foam window weatherstripping to the necessary length using scissors, peal off the protective paper backing, and then install it in the window stop areas so that when the casement window is cranked closed a tight seal is created.
|Next, cut the foam window weatherstripping to the necessary length using scissors, peal off the protective paper backing, and then install it in the window stop areas so that when the casement window is cranked closed a tight seal is created.
Installing Window Weatherstripping in Double Hung Windows
To install foam window weatherstripping in double hung windows start by opening the window and cleaning the top and bottom window sashes and stiles with warm soapy water to remove any dirt or dust. Then dry them down with a separate towel or rag.
Next, cut the foam window weatherstripping to the necessary length using scissors, peal off the protective paper backing, and then install the foam window weatherstripping in the top and bottom window sash areas, so that when you close the two windows they create a tight seal between the windows and the window frame sashes.
A different type of window weatherstripping is required on the side channels with double hung windows. It is known as V-channel window weatherstripping, and again it is inexpensive and comes in various lengths.
You can also use the V-channel window weatherstripping on the top and bottom window sashes as an alternative to the foam window weatherstripping if you prefer just using the V-channel window weatherstripping.
So if you want to feel warmer in your home this winter, as well as save a few dollars on your home heating bills, check your windows for drafts and install foam window weatherstripping where necessary.
For help on building a home addition, see HomeAdditionPlus.com’s Home Addition Bid Sheets. Our Home Addition Bid Sheets provide you with the knowledge and information on how to plan a home addition project, and what to look for when hiring contractors. They also include detailed cost breakdown tables and spreadsheets for estimating your own new home addition building costs.
- How to Install Door and Window Weatherstripping Video
- Door Weatherstripping Replacement
- How to Insulate your Home Properly
Free Home Addition Price Quotes with No Obligation!
Fill out our 3-5 minute quick and easy form, and receive a free price quote on a house addition from one of our prescreened and licensed home addition contractors. This process is free and there is no obligation to continue once you receive your house addition price estimate.