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Fall is here again, and ensuring your weather stripping is in good order can save you money in the upcoming months, and not to mention keep your house warmer.

 

Proper weather stripping will keep drafts and moisture at bay, which can save you as much as 30 percent on your energy bills.- Bright Nest


Test your weather stripping for leaks:


• For stripping on the bottoms of doors, you can test this by placing a piece of paper or bill under the door and closing it. If you can easily pull out the bill/paper, you'll want to replace the stripping.

• For stripping on windows, you can wet your hands and run them along the edges of the window, if there's a leak/draft, you'll feel it right away.


Inspect the weather stripping for damage:


• Check for loose pieces
• Any dirt/debris on them?
• Obvious cracks/tears


Repair the stripping:


• You can either cut out damaged sections with a razor and replace, or replace the entire stripping. This can be a DIY project (with some guidance from your local hardware store), or you can always hire someone.

Fall is here again, and ensuring your weather stripping is in good order can save you money in the upcoming months, and not to mention keep your house warmer.

 

Proper weather stripping will keep drafts and moisture at bay, which can save you as much as 30 percent on your energy bills.- Bright Nest


Test your weather stripping for leaks:


• For stripping on the bottoms of doors, you can test this by placing a piece of paper or bill under the door and closing it. If you can easily pull out the bill/paper, you'll want to replace the stripping.

• For stripping on windows, you can wet your hands and run them along the edges of the window, if there's a leak/draft, you'll feel it right away.


Inspect the weather stripping for damage:


• Check for loose pieces
• Any dirt/debris on them?
• Obvious cracks/tears


Repair the stripping:


• You can either cut out damaged sections with a razor and replace, or replace the entire stripping. This can be a DIY project (with some guidance from your local hardware store), or you can always hire someone.

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