Weather Stripping

What is Weather Stripping?

Definition of Weather Stripping in Construction
Any material or mechanism that is installed on the frame of a door or window to reduce the amount of air penetration between either the door unit or the window sash. Weather stripping is available for all different types of doors, windows and openings in the exterior wall. The proper application of weather stripping can substantially reduce the transmission of heat and cold thru the door or window. Remedial installation of weather stripping is a common energy saving process that is performed on existing doors and windows. Weather stripping is a common means of increasing the energy efficiency of older structures. This is a simple method of reducing the drafts and air penetration from the exterior. Weather stripping is an operation that can be performed by the homeowner and in many States is provided, free of charge, by the utility company.