A typical household spends $2,000 or more per year on their home energy bills. Much of that money may be wasted if it leaks out through gaps in wooden sash windows and doors.
On average, weatherstripping pays for itself in 1 – 3 years.
According to the Department of Energy, you can save an average of 7.5% on your fuel bills by fixing air leaks with weatherstripping. Instead of giving an extra $150 to your fuel company, why not use it for something else!
Stop losing money by sealing windows and air leaks.
Remember when your father said, “stop heating the outdoors!” Well, he was onto something. One of the top culprits of air loss in a home is through the windows and doors. Even the smallest gap can leak substantial amounts of your interior temperature-controlled air and allow drafty cold or warm outside air to make its way inside. You might as well watch dollar bills drift outside.
Save your pocketbook and the planet.
Taking steps to reduce your home’s energy usage through more efficient heating and cooling will, of course, lower your carbon footprint. We all want to do what we can to maintain a healthy planet.
While we are on the topic of protecting the environment, it’s important to be aware of the air quality impact and pollution created from the products we buy. It’s not just the project but the quality of the product used in the project that make a positive difference. Accurate Machine Made metal interlocking weatherstripping uses no plastics, adhesives, or other damaging VOC’s in the products or the installation materials.
Preservation of wood windows and doors is important.
Wooden windows that are maintained and properly weather stripped will have far longer lifespans, and continue to contribute to the historic character of the building. Historic wood windows are considered to be one of most important distinguishing characteristics of historic buildings. We’ve all seen a beautiful example of a historic home have replacement windows installed and the result it just…sad.
Metal weatherstripping offers a great solution to drafty older windows. Only subtle areas of metal will show, but the quality of the material will provide a nice touch to older homes where vinyl would seem out of place.
Maybe you can do more home improvement than you thought.
You may not have money to do all the improvements to your home that you would like. However there is one simple thing to do, fix air leaks! You will greatly reduce your home’s heating and cooling costs. You will also feel a lot more comfortable when your thermostat is able to maintain the desired temperature.
Accurate Machine Made Weatherstripping to the rescue!
One important thing to remember about sealing air leaks and tightening up windows with weatherstripping is getting the right product for the job. There are a lot of various materials used for weatherstripping. While there are much cheaper versions on the market, the cost of investing in quality metal interlocking weatherstrip is well worth it. Beyond comparing the cost what you could save on your energy bill, metal will last for decades. It provides the best seal, by far, of any of the products on the market. It will also improve the operation of your sashes – making them glide smoothly against one another. Metal weatherstripping provides a highly effective and attractive solution to sealing leaks in older homes.