How To Add Weather Stripping To A Window


Weather stripping is the strip of insulation that goes around the edge of a window. Weather stripping is an important part of insulating your home, and helps prevent temperature exchange between the interior and exterior of your residence. If you do not have weather stripping already installed on your windows, or need to replace damaged weather stripping, follow the steps below.

Before You Begin

You'll need a utility knife, a measuring tape, a sponge, and weather stripping. All of these items are available at most hardware stores.

Weather stripping comes in a wide variety of different materials, including vinyl, felt, and rubber. All of these types of weather stripping perform the same function, but may offer different price points and levels of effectiveness.

Installing Weather Stripping on a Window

Use the sponge with warm water and soap to thoroughly clean the window of any dirt and grime.

Raise the inner window. Use the measuring tape to measure the length of each side of the window itself.

Use the utility knife to cut the weather stripping so that it is the correct length to fit onto the window.

Remove the back of the weather stripping, exposing the glue, and press it to the side of the window, with the point of the fold pointing inside.

Repeat the process for the other side of the window. Then, lower the window, and press any exposed weather stripping down so it adheres to the window frame. Cut off any unneeded excess with the utility knife.

Lower the outer window, and measure the length of the sides of the window itself, again. Cut the weather stripping so that it fits correctly, and press it into place on either side of the window.

Raise the outer window, pressing the weather stripping into place as needed and cutting off any excess.

Raise the inner window again, and measure the length of the bottom of the windowpane. Cut a length of weather stripping to go along the bottom of the sash, and press it into place, again with the point of the V facing inwards.

Close the window and leave it closed for a few hours to ensure that the adhesive on the back of the weather stripping grips the window properly.

You have now successfully added weather stripping to your window, improving the heat and noise insulation of your house and making it harder for insects and water to find a way inside. For more information. contact companies like City Window & Glass repair.


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