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weather strip

[′weth·ər ‚strip]
(building construction)
A piece of material, such as wood or rubber, applied to the joints of a window or door to stop drafts.

weather strip

A strip of wood, metal, neoprene, or other material applied to an exterior door or window so as to cover or seal the joint made by it with the sill, casings, or threshold, in order to exclude rain, snow, cold air, etc.
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Weatherstripping comes in different shapes and materials - choose one with adhesive backing to make installation relatively quick and simple.
On Friday, Henshel told The Register-Guard that she was still working on the weatherstripping, but the heating and plumbing repairs had been made according to city rules.
A deceleration across the construction industry will limit demand for industrial rubber products such as roofing, flooring, geomembranes, and window and door weatherstripping through 2006, particularly in new residential construction, the nonresidential sector will provide opportunities as owners of existing office, retail and other commercial buildings look to upgrades--such as the installation of rubber flooring or reroofing activities--to retain and attract tenants.
It is aimed at gears, bushings, automotive weatherstripping, footwear, o-rings, seals, and films.
you'll find sections devoted to weatherstripping, windows, heat pumps, energy-efficient lighting, thermostats and appliances.
Often, our audits find that simple, inexpensive steps such as installing pipe insulation or caulking and weatherstripping on windows and doors can result in huge savings in heating bills and make apartments more comfortable for residents.
Weatherstripping around the door's back side forms a tight seal and slows heat loss.
Improvements may include replacing traditional incandescent light bulbs with new compact fluorescent lights, adding weatherstripping around doors, insulating outdoor power outlets, and sealing windows with protective foam or caulk.
The weatherstripping on my 2007 Saturn Ion (yes, it's under recall, but the part isn't in yet) has come off my windshield.
Ensure all weatherstripping and glazing, which surrounds the window and prevents excessive water, moisture, wind, dust and sound is in good condition.
Another good DIY option is weatherstripping (pictured), which is draught-proofing tape that helps to fill the gap between the frame and the window's moving parts.