The Purpose of Weatherstripping Your Doors & Windows

Weatherstripping is the method of sealing your home to protect it from harsh weather conditions and the environment. There are various materials used in weatherstripping residential or commercial doors and windows, including foam, felt, aluminum, vinyl, magnetic and many more.

Weatherstripping is intended to keep rain, snow and wind out of your house, while keeping the air from heating or cooling systems from escaping the home.


There are four main reasons for window weatherstripping or door weatherstripping, as outlined below:

  1. Save money on energy bills
  2. Keep rain, snow and severe weather out/heat or air conditioning in
  3. Interior temperature control for comfort
  4. Block drafts inside the house

Choosing the Appropriate Window Weatherstripping/Door Weatherstripping

There are many options out there when it comes to weatherstripping, so it’s important to choose the right material for the specific location the weatherstripping is being installed in. The weatherstripping material has to seal in the outdoor elements, but also accommodate the way the window or door opens and shuts.

If applying door weatherstripping to a door bottom, make sure to choose a weatherstripping material that doesn’t drag on the floor. When applying it to windows, use a window weatherstripping material that allows it to easily slide up and down.

Popular Weatherstripping Materials

The following are popular weatherstripping materials used to seal gaps in the windows or doors within your home or commercial business, keeping the air in and reducing your energy bills.

  1. V Type
  2. Foam Tape
  3. Pile
  4. Magnetic
  5. Door Sweeps
  6. Door Jamb
  7. Vinyl
  8. Aluminum
  9. Tubular Rubber
  10. Silicone

Door Weatherstripping/Window Weatherstripping Conclusion

Weatherstripping is one of the least expensive ways to reduce your utility bills each month and keep your home or business heated or cooled the right way. Whether replacing or adding window or door weatherstripping to your home or business, Reflect Window & Door has all the weatherstripping options you’re looking for.

To learn more about Reflect Window & Door, or to get started with your weatherstripping project, contact us today!