Sealing Your Doors and Windows with Weatherstripping

Posted on: July 19, 2013
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Plumbing

Doors and windows are the biggest sources of air leaks in your home, resulting in increased energy costs. Weatherstripping provides an airtight seal when doors and windows are closed, but improper installation or degraded material can fail to properly seal your home. That’s why it’s important to find the appropriate material for your needs.

Felt and open-cell materials tend to be inefficient and susceptible to weather damage, so it’s recommended to choose resilient materials such as rubber or vinyl plastic. Metal weatherstripping can also provide efficient results and last for years, albeit a slightly higher initial cost.

Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning is committed to helping Houston homeowners reduce energy costs and maintain their homes with prompt, professional maintenance services. To learn how you can save even more on your annual energy bill, check out our BAM Maintenance Plan or call (713) 812-7070 to learn about our current seasonal specials and online discounts.

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