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Weatherstripping Will Save You Money

Maybe not the sexiest topic but an important one nonetheless.

Even when your doors and windows are closed there might be gaps around them between the floorboards and baseboards.  This lets outside air leak in and air whose temperature is controlled leak out. 

Weatherstripping is a cheap technique to fix air leaks to seal doors and windows tightly.  It helps reduce energy consumption and saves money.  Your local big box store will have several are different materials for weatherstripping:

  • Door sweeps, made of metal, vinyl, felt or plastic go on the bottom of doors to keep out draft.
  • Felt is a metal strip that is sold in rolls and glued or stapled around windows and doors
  • Tension Seal is folded vinyl that can be used in the track of a sliding or double-hung window or the sides and top of a door.
  • Reinforced Foam can be attached to metal strips or wood and is used on the tops of windows and doors, or the door bottom.
  • Door shoe can be used on the bottom of doors to keep out a draft.

Check out where your house is leaking and the range of weatherstripping materials.   Get ready to install and save money on your heating and cooling.

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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