You’re probably aware of the usefulness of weatherstripping around windows and doors, but did you know this handy installation can go in other places too? Keep air and allergens from leaking in your Croydon, Pennsylvania, home this summer by installing weatherstripping in these smart spots throughout the house.
Weatherstripping for Attic Hatches
An unfinished attic sits outside the air conditioned envelope of your home. Keep warm air from seeping in around your attic hatch by adding weatherstripping around this entry point. A 2-1/2 inch wide piece of self-sticking weatherstripping is an efficient choice. For added protection, glue a piece of foam board insulation to the back of the hatch.
Baseboards are easily overlooked as a candidate also, but you can find products that are designed for just this purpose. Weatherstripping is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to seal cracks around baseboards, as it doesn’t require the same painstaking application or attention to detail as caulking. With baseboard weatherstripping, all you have to do is clean off the surface, cut the stripping to length, and press it into place.
You might forget about your garage in your haste to add weatherstripping to the parts of the home that you actively live in. Adding weatherstripping to the garage door is helpful for many reasons. It will keep you more comfortable if you’re working on projects there in both the summer and winter. A well-sealed garage will also let less hot air in when you pop out to get something from the car or grab a drink from your garage’s refrigerator or chest freezer.
If you’re looking for more ways to increase energy efficiency in your home, there are several options you can explore, from installing a new Energy Star certified air conditioner to having your ducts cleaned and sealed. Contact Custom Aire at (215) 638-1800 to learn more about your options.