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Understanding the Need for Weather-Stripping a Window

Posted on October 11, 2010 in Home Improvement, Window Repair

Windows can greatly affect a house’s energy performance. Properly weather-stripping windows helps to avoid the heat from escaping outside.  If you are contemplating whether or not your windows need weather-stripping, you need to be aware of the potential reasons for a drafty window –

Aging

Windows age and the weather-stripping around them needs to be given proper attention.  The technology behind window-sealing is constantly evolving and the older the windows you have the greater the chance of its weather-stripping needing an immediate update.

Nature

Weather-stripping around a window has a limit of withstanding the elements. Rain, snow and heat put a strain on the material and a window-seal of poor quality will give way to cracks and dents.

If you want to know more about what causes window-drafts, then read this article.

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