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Weatherstripping: A Simple Fix Can Save The Day!

June 13th, 2023

By: BC Building Science

Chances are you never really gave weatherstripping much thought until you moved to a new apartment and noticed that the imported terra cotta floor tiles felt pretty chilly under your toes, or maybe it was when you bought your dream home and after opening the first electric bill, you needed to sit down.  It’s weatherstripping to the rescue!  Weatherstripping seals air leaks that can occur around movable building parts such as doors and windows, thus keeping your choice of air temperature in and preventing air of a temperature you didn’t choose, out.  It’s a fairly stress-free fix and cost friendly, and most experts at the local home improvement store can assist you with the various options available.  They’ll help you choose a weatherstripping product that can adequately tolerate the amount of friction and wear and tear the product will be subjected to, as well as what weather and temperature fluctuations are present in your environment.  Once you’ve determined a couple of key factors, pinpointed the right product, and received some basic instruction, you can get to work on greatly improving your home’s comfort level as well as your electric bill!

 

Take a look at a leaky door and some weatherstripping that needs to be replaced:

 

New weatherstripping that is fitted tightly into place:

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