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Install Foam Tape Weatherstripping Around Windows and Doors

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Up to 25% of your home's climate-controlled air escapes through gaps. Keep the warm air in and the cold air out by installing foam tape weatherstripping around windows and doors. Winter brings cold weather. Openings around doors and windows bring the cold into your home. Plus moisture from rain and snow can seep in and damage door and window frames. How do you stop this from happening? Install foam tape weatherstripping to keep out the cold, stop water damage, lock in the warmth and prevent high energy bills. Frost King's weatherstripping products are available in metal, vinyl, wood and rubber foam tape. Which weatherstripping should you use? The specific weather strip you use depends on the size of the gap and the look you want. Weatherstripping is often identified by its resistance to wear and its ability to keep out the weather, such as moisture. Foam tape should fit tightly, but it shouldn't make it difficult to shut windows and doors. Choose the weatherstripping that's right for your DIY project. One of the most popular and easiest to install weatherstripping is foam tape. The adhesive strip goes on smoothly and the foam forms to fit. Plus it's an inexpensive ways to safeguard against cold. Fall is the best time to install foam tape weatherstripping. Don't wait until the first cold snap or, even worse, the first snowflake. Pick up Frost King foam tape weatherstripping from these home improvement retailers and take care of this next weekend. Here's how to install foam tape?



It's ideal to install foam tape between 40° F and 90° F. Make sure the surface is clean, dry and grease-free. Unwind about a foot of tape. You may need to cut sections. If you need a specific length, measure twice. Then use scissors or a razor blade to make the cut. Start at a corner. Press firmly into place. Remove the backing paper once the tape is securely in place. Need help? Get step-by-step instructions for installing foam tape around windows and doors. Download Frost King's Foam Tape Instructions. Do you have any foam tape questions? Call 1-800-299-5700 or email us. We're also available on our Facebook page and @FrostKing. Your next DIY weatherstripping project will be to seal the bottom of your entryway with a door sweep. First, we'll show you which of the door threshold types we carry is right for your door.

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