DIY Home Projects – Save money and stay warm with this single tip before winter

Winters in Ohio are unpredictable. This one, inexpensive tip will help you be prepared!

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Weatherstripping will make your home more comfortable while ensuring that your furnace won’t have to work so hard to warm your house. Permanent weatherstripping, which has adhesive, is recommended around doors and windows that are opened throughout the season. For windows that will stay shut until spring, consider temporary weather seals or sealant that peels off when it’s no longer needed.

Here are a few tips when weatherstripping.

  1. Choose the right weatherstripping – You need to be sure to choose a type of weatherstripping that will withstand the friction, weather, temperature changes, and wear and tear associated with your location. The weatherstripping you choose should seal well when the door or window is closed, but allow it to open freely.
  2. Wetherstripping should be applied to clean, dry surfaces in temperatures above 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Be sure to measure the area to be weatherstripped twice before making a cut.
  4. Apply weatherstripping snugly against both surfaces. The material should compress when the window or door is shut.

 

 

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