Weather stripping products create a seal around windows and doors, in order to prevent air from leaking in or out of your home. They can also be used in attics which feature access points exposed to the outdoors.

Why You Should Use Weather Stripping Products

There are many benefits to using weather stripping products. Windows and doors that haven't been weather stripped can leak air in or out of your home. During the summer, this means your air conditioner needs to run at a higher capacity to keep up with the warm air leaking in and the cool air leaking out. During the winter, your heating system will also need to work harder to compensate for the cold air entering your home. 

Reduce the Need for Heating and Cooling by Weatherizing Your Home

In homes that have not been weather stripped, air leaks can account for up to 40% of your home's overall heating and cooling loss. By weather stripping your home, you can maximize the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. When less energy is needed to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, you end up saving money on your monthly utility bill. Over time, the cost of weather stripping will actually pay for itself and then some.

Protect Your Insulation with Weather Stripping

Loss of air conditioning and heating isn't the only concern for homes that haven't been weatherized. Another concern is damage to the structure of your home. When air leaks in or out, the moisture can interfere with your home's insulation. Over time, the insulation will wear down. Eventually, the insulation will need to be replaced. Depending on the extent of the damage, this could end up costing you thousands of dollars.

While there are many reasons to weatherize your home, there really aren't any reasons not to! If you are interested in learning more about these products, or interested in making a purchase, contact Central Plastic and Rubber Company, an expert in their industry for decades.