Weather-stripping windows keeps the weather outside where it belongs. A drafty house can lead to expensive energy costs so seal the home using weather-stripping. If you feel cold air coming through your windows on windy days, those areas need some attention. Two types of weather-stripping are needed for double-hung windows and only one type is necessary for casement windows.
You will need:
Step 1: Open window and use soapy water to clean the outside of each stop. Let the area dry.
Step 2: Cut the self-adhesive foam weather-stripping to fit the sides, top, and bottom of the stops.
Step 3: Remove the backing from each section of foam and press the adhesive into the outside of each stop.
Step 1: Open the window and use soapy water to clean the bottom of the sash. Let the area dry.
Step 2: Cut the self-adhesive foam weather-stripping to the length of the window.
Step 3: Remove the backing from the foam and press the adhesive against the bottom of the sash.
Step 4: Clean the jamb with soapy water. Let the area dry.
Step 5: Cut two pieces of the v-channel insulation, making them 1 inch longer than the height of each sash.
Step 6: Peel the backing from the insulation and work the insulation into the area between the jamb and sash stiles. Firmly press the insulation into the jamb.
Step 7: Hammer the finish nails through the weather-stripping into the jamb. Raise and lower the sash to make sure it does not catch on the nails.
Step 8: Use soapy water to clean the back of the bottom sash. Let the area dry.
Step 9: Cut a section of v-channel insulation to the sash width.
Step 10: Raise the sash 3 to 4 inches and peel the backing from the insulation. Firmly press the insulation into the back of the sash so it is even with the top. The “v” should open facing up, allowing the weather-stripping to compress when the window is closed.