It’s said that in the fall a young man’s thoughts turn towards love. Well, in New York State, chances are in the fall his thoughts — and everyone else’s — are turning towards staying warm during the upcoming winter.
Keeping you warm and comfortable is the main goal of Standard Insulating Co., and with the proper preparation we can even save you some money doing it.
The cold season is just starting with a long way to go, so be ready for it — especially if your heating bills were higher than you’d like last year. In addition to your standard insulation running through your home, there is another way to make your home more comfortable during the frost of winter – while also cutting your heating bills at the same time. The installation of weather stripping material around the cracks of doors and windows can seal out the drafts of the winter while preserving the warmth for you and your family to enjoy.
Weather stripping is one of those home investments that literally pays for itself in energy savings.
It is applied to fill the crevices of windows and doors where they make contact to seal those gaps where the union isn’t quite air tight. There are a variety of weather stripping materials available, but the most popular are simple rolls of foam or rubber material with a sticky backing. Weather stripping also comes in varieties of nail-on plain or metal-reinforced felt, tubular foam, v-shaped vinyl, and several other materials, shapes and sizes.
Never installed weather stripping and not sure if you need it? There’s an easy way to check — on a windy or cold day, stand inside and hold your hand up to the areas around the doors and windows. If you feel a chilly draft coming through, it is time to install a protective barrier to keep it out.
Your friendly Standard Insulating expert will help you discover the best weather strip fit for your needs. For expert advice on the purchase and installation of any weather strip materials, call Standard Insulating Co. today at 738-1424 or (800) 738-1424.