Weatherstripping has changed a lot over the years. Spring bronze weatherstripping, while a bit more work than the peel and stick variety, provides an excellent seal to keep air, water and bugs out of your home. Bronze weatherstripping is extremely effective and durable enough to last generations. There are several types of metal weather stripping.
How to Replace Weatherstripping on an Exterior Door
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Even the most energy-efficient HVAC systems boasting all the latest technology can still cost you plenty if that conditioned air is wasted through leaky doors, windows or walls. One of our project houses had a door with a poor weather seal, leaving a substantial gap around its perimeter. Unlike an interior partition, this door separated the conditioned living space from an unfinished basement. A general rule of thumb: If you can see light between the closed door and the jamb, then you have a problem. Calculate the total area of that long, leaky opening, and it equates to leaving a window cracked. Conditioned air could be felt drafting out of the house at a notable rate. Visible light around a closed door is a sure sign of a poor seal.
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The seal around an exterior door has several functions. It seals out noise, drafts, rain and even insects. Over time, the door seal can rot and crack, preventing the door from sealing shut. This is not only unattractive, but it is also inefficient, as the drafty air can increase heating and cooling costs.