Many homeowners overlook the vast importance of well-maintained weather stripping materials, especially when it comes to maintaining top energy efficiency in your home. Weather stripping on windows and doors protects the home from air leaks, but as weather stripping ages, it loses its effectiveness.
Stay ahead of the game by checking for worn-out weather stripping and replacing it.
Identifying Worn Weather Stripping
Weather stripping deteriorates due to age, friction, and exposure to the elements. It also can be damaged by people, pets, and pests. At least once each year, inspect your windows and doors to check for air leaks that indicate your weather stripping isn’t doing its job.
- Self-adhesive foam tape loses its grip over time,