As people keep their cars longer and get their homes ready for winter, they need to know how to renew seals around doors and windows that may have degraded over the years. Rubber weather stripping for both house and auto are just what the handyman ordered to keep the elements out of your personal space. Different products designed to keep wind, water, snow, dust, and noise out are available for you to ‘do it yourself’.
Especially in cold winter areas like Middletown, NY, keeping air, rain, or snow out of sealed spaces is important. In a home, leaky windows and doors are major energy drains. Drafts can make life miserable on windy days when you’re trying to relax.
As for your car, you may never pay attention to the weatherstripping around the front and rear windshields or the side windows until it starts giving you trouble. If there’s a whistling noise as you drive down the road, if the interior gets wet (or the stuff inside the trunk) when you go through the car wash, or if the sunroof lets rain drip on your head, you have a problem.
Although factory seals usually last for years, they can be degraded if your car sits outside in both heat and cold. If you get a new paint job, your car might look great but your sunroof might not work as well. Cleaning chemicals can damage the seals around doors and windows.
House weatherstripping is made to install easily and remove when the seasons change. Rubber foam strips come with adhesive on one side so you can simply press them in place around doors or window-mounted air conditioners. The strips come in various widths and thicknesses. The strips peels off if you want to remove them for summer, although they work equally well to keep hot air out and cool air in.
Replacement weather stripping for autos is sold like any other car part. You order a specific strip for the make, model, and year of your car. Ordering this way should give you an exact match, but you need to compare the new strips carefully with the old before removing the old strips, just to be sure.
When manufacturers advertise ‘rubber’ strips or foam, they’re probably not talking about the rubber that comes from trees in South America. The more modern material has a mineral base rather than the carbon one that plant-derived materials have. Silicone rubber is supposed to be more durable, withstand high temperatures better, and be more chemical resistant than the old-fashioned kind.
There are how-to videos and sites online to tell you the best ways to install the seals you need. You’ll need to be familiar with the types (like channel seals or bulb seals), the configuration, and the adhesive that works best for the new, as well as the correct solvent to remove old adhesive.
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