Weatherization Materials

Controlling the movement of air and heat through windows.
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Weatherization Materials

Postby jlindtner » August 13th, 2011, 9:03 pm

Ideas shared by David Clark:

Pulley covers can also be added to the lower sash pulleys in the late fall & winter. They reduce air infiltration into the room but typically signify that the exterior casings may have gaps and require caulking. They are attached with screws but may not fit over all pulleys. Also, the bottom sashes will not open beyond the lower point of the pulley covers.

An adhessive is applied to the back of V bronze weatherstripping. This allows for a tight seal and less nails or staples. An upholstery stapler was used to attach the V bronze at 6"-8" intervals allowing this to be a faster and more efficient approach to installing V bronze weatherstrip vs. nailing it over 1" to 2" intervals.

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Re: Weatherization Materials

Postby tfrancis » November 24th, 2012, 10:12 pm

V bronze does not need near that many nails. Three or four is plenty. A tack hammer and the correct, barbed, coated nails makes for a quick and easy installation; additionally you have not created a nightmare for the next craftsmen who needs to access the weight box.

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