Keep the warm air in and the cold air out by installing foam tape weatherstripping around windows and doors. Winter brings cold weather. Openings around doors and windows bring the cold into your home. Plus moisture from rain and snow can seep in and damage door and window frames.
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Making older windows more energy efficient can make a big difference in your power bill. One of the best ways to do this is by applying a strip of foam tape to the windowsill to create a tight seal when the window is closed. You can follow comments to this article by subscribing to the RSS news feed with your favorite feed reader. Windows are already sealed for winter but draft remains at sill area. What else can be done to prevent or to diminish drafts? We want to hear from you!
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Open and closed cell foams are available plain without adhesive or with acrylic, rubber or silicone adhesive on one or both sides and in any combination. Depending on the chemistry and construction makeup, foam materials are commonly used for mounting, gasketing, sealing, weather-stripping, industrial and medical applications. For example, urethane foam tapes cushion, seal, dampen sound and absorb vibration. Vinyl foam tapes are durable, weather-resistant and remain flexible on exposure to extreme temperature and light.
Part of your standard maintenance as a homeowner should be to check doors, windows, and garage doors for gaps in the weatherstripping. Old, damaged or completely absent weatherstripping means that your home could be leaking cool air in the summer and hot air in the winter. So, ready to start weatherstripping?