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How to install weather stripping in your home

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During the coldest months of the year, it is important to minimise leaks and drafts to maintain an even temperature, remain comfortable and not waste money on energy. Applying weatherstripping around your doors and windows will help significantly with stopping chilly air from entering your home when it is unwanted.

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First steps
Start by checking that windows and doors are fitted properly and that locking mechanisms are in good order. Repairing these could eliminate some drafts. Inspect the weather stripping that is already there and check that it is intact. Weatherstripping is a bit like a seal that should keep the warm air inside. Broken weatherstripping may need to be replaced. If there is no weatherstripping, now may be the time to get some. Weather stripping may have other benefits, too, like keeping out insects. For more on that, see this report from The Guardian.
Buy the right products
There is an array of professional weatherstripping products on the market, and these can be applied to clean surfaces as instructed. If you are still not sure how air is leaking in, try lighting some incense near a window. If the weatherstripping is faulty, air will make the incense smoke pour into the centre of the room, rather than drift to the ceiling. You will also want to check the frame of the window or door and fill any cracks with caulk before applying new seals, which will need to be cut to the right size and fitted carefully.

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Casement windows can add a significant amount of architectural interest and value to a home. If you are interested in finding out more about installing casement windows, it’s time to contact a reputable company in this field, such as www.firmfix.co.uk/windows/casement-windows/, where you can obtain help and advice.
Weatherstripping may sound complicated, but some products are quite simple to use. There are rubber strips that can be applied to the inside of a window or door frame as a seal. Aluminium strips attached to a rubber tube can also be applied externally to frames to make a simple and relatively low-cost seal. If the bottoms of doors are leaking, there are rubber strips that can be stuck to leaking areas on the inside to form a protective barrier when the door is shut.

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