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The Different Types Of Weatherstripping


Weatherstripping your home is a great way to keep warm air out during the summer months and warm air in during the winter months. This miracle material is perfect for keeping you comfortable, saving you money, and preventing your HVAC system from being overworked.

  1. V Strip – Also known as tension seal, this material is commonly made from either plastic or metal. It’s shaped like a “V” in order for sliding windows and doors to be closed and still create a proper seal.
  2. Felt – If you’re looking for a weatherstripping that only needs to last a year or two then you can go with a felt material. Install the felt material in door jambs so the door can rest up against it while it is closed. An upgraded version of this material is available with a metal strip on the inside for added support.
  3. Foam – Of all the types of weatherstripping, foam is the most versatile. It comes in a plethora of widths and thicknesses and can be used in areas where there is an abnormal crack size. If there is a window or door that is not perfectly fit to its frame, foam is the perfect weatherstripping material to bridge the gap.
  4. Door Sweeps – After you add weatherstripping to the top and sides of the door jambs, install a door sweep on the bottom of the door frame. Placing this on the interior side of the door frame is a more permanent solution to the cushions that are commonly placed at the foot of the door.

Installing a few pieces of weatherstripping around the house can do wonders for your comfort, and more importantly — your wallet! If you’re looking to install weatherstripping you should also have your HVAC system serviced to keep the savings train rolling. To learn more, or to schedule a service by the experts at Tri-City Appliance, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.