Since windows and doors can account for up to 25% OF TOTAL ENERGY loss in a house – stopping these losses can really add up!
While we are in between seasons – NOW is the perfect time to install metal interlocking weatherstripping around drafty wood windows and doors!
When you have an older home with original wood windows, you want to preserve these important architectural elements. Contrary to many opinions – you do not have to replace old wood windows and doors to achieve energy efficiency in your home! In fact, for a fraction of the cost of replacement windows (which only last about 15 years), you can keep original wood windows well maintained and weatherstrip them for excellent energy efficiency.
How do you make wood windows energy efficient? Install quality weatherstripping!
The purpose of weatherstripping is to stop air infiltration around the moving parts of windows and doors. It stops harsh outdoor elements like rain, moisture and wind from coming into your home. It also keeps heated or cooled interior air trapped inside where you want it.
When you install weatherstripping, your home will feel more comfortable immediately.
Weatherstripping is the most effective way to seal air leaks and drafts around windows and doors. Before the weather turns any colder, make a point to plan to seal up those drafts:
- Fall weather is comfortable to work outside in – not too hot or too cold.
- If you have to remove a window to make some repairs or paint touchups, it’s not too cold or stormy to have a window removed for a day or so.
- You still have a couple of months to get a weatherstripping project completed so by the time winter hits your home will be warmer and more enjoyable.
Did you know, sealing gaps with weatherstripping can save you 10 – 15% on your energy bills?
Yes, it does! No wonder, you need to take weatherstripping seriously!
Prepping up your home for winter? Be sure to add weatherstripping drafty doors and windows to your to-do list! Installing metal interlocking weatherstrip is the most effective method to seal all the air leaks around the movable components of windows and doors.