As summer comes to a close, and the leaves on trees turn from green to the autumn colors of yellow, red, and orange, what are you looking forward to the most? If you are like many homeowners, what you are least looking forward to may be having cold air come into the home and having the warm air leave. In addition to creating discomfort, this also raises energy bills. In this five-part blog series weâ€™ll discuss how to reduce heating costs this winter; starting with v seal weatherstrip for windows and doors.
V seal weatherstrip has an adhesive backing and designed to be easily bent so that it forms a V shape once pressed into the corner of window or doors. It comes in various widths and lengths, and is made of insulating polypropylene that is pressed against the sides of gaps or cracks in windows to create a seal and eliminate window drafts. It can be installed in a few simple steps:
- Measure windows and clean the surface for application.
- Using a pair of scissors, cut the V Seal weatherstrip to the desired length.
- Fold the cut piece into a â€œVâ€ shape.
- Remove adhesive backing
- Using your fingertips, place the v seal weatherstrip on the cleaned surface
Weatherproofing your windows/doors with a v seal is also cost effective. The weatherstrip costs around five dollars, and remains on windows/doors the entire winter. In addition to being affordable and durable, the v seal weatherstrip does not diminish visual appeal of your windows or doors, as they are invisible when in place. Once the cracks and gaps in windows have been taken care of, you will be on the right track to having more control over the temperatures in your home as well as the cost of heating.