This is typically a flexible material placed around your exterior doors and windows that seals them to the structure and prevents air from moving in and out of your home. Most weatherstripping is made of flexible rubber or plastic and can be mounted to the door or window frame to seal off the gaps. Most manufactured windows and exterior doors come with weatherstripping from the factory. If yours doesn’t have it, or if it has been damaged or lost, it is easily replaced.
- Checking for air leaks and updating your weatherstripping can be one of the most cost-effective upgrades you can do.
- Inspect the gaps around your doors and windows and if you can see daylight or feel moving air, you likely have a leak that can be stopped with new weatherstripping.