5 Things To Do with Weather Stripping
After you’ve winterized your home, use this handy material to get yourself organized, help you get a better grip on winter and and stop drafts in unexpected places.
Add traction to boots
Some rubber boots may be great at keeping out moisture, but don’t prevent you from slipping on ice-, snow-, or slush-covered surfaces. But you can usually improve the traction of your waterproof footwear by gluing a few strips of flat weather stripping onto the toe, middle, and heel sections.
Get a grip on tools
Wrapping the handles of tools such as hammers, axes, and wrenches with flat weather stripping will not only give you a better and more comfortable grip on them, but it might even prevent wooden handles from getting damaged. Spiral the weather stripping around the handle, overlapping it half a width.
Seal off fireplace dampers
Don’t let your heat go up in smoke. When not using your fireplace seal off the damper using weather stripping to prevent leakage. You’ll save energy (and money) by stopping your heat from going up in smoke and letting cold air in through chimney.
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