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  • Weatherstripping: Your New Best Friend

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    Now that we are getting into the colder weather, it's time to prepare our homes for the cold drafts that sneak through our doors and windows. One way to keep the warm air in and cold out is by weatherstripping. Here are some guidelines, courtesy of This Old House:

    Know Your Weatherstripping

    Sealing gaps around doors and windows can make your home feel warmer—and save you 10 to 15 percent on your energy bills. But with so many different types of weatherstripping lining shelves at the hardware store, choosing the right one for a particular job can feel like a guessing game. To help, we've broken down the most common options by material and profile so that you'll know just what to install to chase away the chill.

    V Strip (Tension Seal)

    V strip, also known as tension seal, is a durable plastic or metal strip folded into a 'V' shape that springs open to bridge gaps.

    Where It Goes
    Along the sides of a double-hung or sliding window; on the top and sides of a door.

    How to Install It
    Cut to desired length with scissors, then peel and stick, or install with finishing nails.

    Felt

    Felt is sold in rolls, either plain or reinforced with a pliable metal strip. Though inexpensive, it usually lasts only a year or two.

    Where It Goes
    Around a door or window sash; in the door's jamb so that it compresses against the door.

    How to Install It
    Cut to desired length with a utility knife, then staple or nail in place.

    Read more at This Old House

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