Welcome to December! Now is the time where chilly winds finally coerce us to turn on our dusty heaters and start avoiding the outdoors unless we see a hint of snow. While staying warm and cozy inside is one of the best feelings, the energy bill to maintain that toasty temperature isn’t always so fun to see. There are many ways that you can keep the temperatures in your home cozy without breaking the bank, but today we will focus specifically on weather stripping.
Weather stripping should keep drafts from coming in through your doors and windows. Most doors and windows are already fitted with weather stripping when they are originally installed, but it doesn’t last forever! If you feel any drafts through our doors or windows, your weather stripping needs to be replaced sooner rather than later. We offer affordable weather stripping repair services, to ensure all of your windows and doors are air tight and reliable.
If you aren’t sure if your weather stripping needs to be replaced, there are a few different tests you can conduct to determine if you need to replace it. First, look directly at it! Is it thin, peeling, flaking, or flat? If so, it is likely too aged to do much good, and should be replaced. Another test involves two people. You stand on one side of the door, and have a friend stand on the other side of the door with a flashlight and shines it along the edges of the door. If you can see the light from the other side of the door, the weather stripping needs to be replaced.