28 June 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Weekend Warrior Challenge: Weather Stripping Windows

Another installment of Eton Corp’s Weekend Warrior Challenge is back and we’re here to help you with your weather stripping needs. Sealing air leaks in your windows is a good way to prepare your home for winter. Winterizing your home not only keeps out drafts, it can lower your heating bill. Take note of the following list and tips when preparing your home for colder weather this winter.

Shopping list:

  • Self-adhesive foam insulation
  • V-channel weatherstripping
  • Utility knife
  • Measuring tape
  • Soap and water
  • Finishing nails
  • Hammer

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Step-by-step to weather stripping:

  • Clean each edge that will be weatherstripped.
  • Before cutting any material, measure each side of the window – then cut.
  • Open up the window as far as you can.
  • Peel the backing off the V-strip (except for the extra 2 inches you left at the end).
  • Do the same on the opposite side of the jamb, and close the window.
  • Now that the window is closed, remove the backing from the extra inch of weatherstripping that should be sticking out above the
  • Lower the outer sash as far as it will go.
  • Put the outer sash back in place. Open the lower sash once more, and install the weatherstripping on the bottom edge.

Weather stripping your windows is easy and it can cut energy costs. For other weather preparedness tips, we urge to explore our blog.

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