Those little pieces of weather stripping in between your doors and frames play a critical role in keeping your home energy efficient. They also keep unwanted debris and/or moisture from entering your home. Air leaks can make up to 40% of a home’s heating and cooling losses without adequate weather stripping.
The following are the most common places where homeowners use some type of weather stripping:
- Exterior doors (including French doors and sliding patio doors)
- Windows (casement, sliding, awning, and double-hung)
- Attic hatchways
- Doors to nonconditioned spaces (for example, from the house to the garage)
- Garage doors