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Frost King's Top Ten Ways How to Use Weatherstripping to Seal Your Home

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What's the first thing you tell your kids as they return from the bitter cold backyard? "Shut the door!" The heat is on. You have your fireplace going, it's nice and warm inside, and the last thing you want is heat leaking out the back door as your kids take time to decide between building a snowman or another round of those freshly baked brownies. Did you know that as much as 40% of your heat may be lost through other tiny openings throughout your home? Your home doesn't look like Swiss cheese, but thin gaps and cracks are present. These tiny openings are surely causing your energy bill to skyrocket. What's the quickest and easiest way to fix these tiny issues? Weatherstripping, Frost King Weatherstripping. The average un-weatherized house leaks air at a rate equivalent to a four-foot-square hole in the wall? Sealing things up can save as much as 40% on your next energy bill. Weatherstripping is one of the most versatile do-it-yourself home improvement products. It helps insulate around doors, around windows and around other tiny openings. So hug your kids. Let them have one more brownie each. And let's take care of the real culprits. The following are ten ways to help you use Frost King's weatherstripping products?



  1. Seal around the wall of foundation between concrete and wood structures.

  2. Seal any holes between basement or crawlspace and your home's interior.

  3. Seal around accessible HVAC ducts, water pipes and entering utility lines.

  4. Apply weatherstripping where frame meets wall and other woodwork joints.

  5. Affix foam tape around exterior doors, including doors to garages and decks.

  6. Use weatherstripping at bottom and sash of windows that are to be opened.

  7. Apply ample weatherstripping and a winter-proof cover around window ACs.

  8. Add weatherstripping and insulation around basement and attic access doors.

  9. Seal around plumbing vents, making sure you address both attic floor and roof.

  10. Don't forget to apply weatherstripping around basement and attic windows.


Frost King has everything you need to seal your home, including weatherstripping, shrink window kits and AC unit covers. Please bookmark this blog, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for timely advice on how to use our do-it-yourself home improvement products. Want to find out more about our weather-proofing solutions that'll help you conserve energy and save money this winter, please view our FAQs, call 1-800-299-5700 or send us a message.

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