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What Are Some Common Types Of Weatherstrips?

  • Simple rolls of foam, felt, or rubber are applied easily using adhesive backing.
    Inexpensive and easy to install, this weatherstripping style lasts a few years before needing replacement. It can generally be installed around the entire door, including the top, the jamb and bottom.
  • A door sweep is a piece of metal like bronze or aluminum that holds a rubber,
    plastic, or vinyl piece that sweeps up against the gap between the bottom of the door and threshold. They should be fitted so the insert sweeps along the ground to create a thorough seal. Some door sweeps are simple adhesives, but sturdier, longer lasting door sweeps may need to be nailed in using finishing nails or specialized
    brads.
  • A cinch is a plastic model that cinches to the bottom of the door. Rubber or vinyl
    pieces then act as a door sweep, blocking the gap between door and threshold.
  • A V strip is a piece of metal or plastic in a horizontal V shape that uses tension to
    seal the gap between door and threshold.
  • Grooved or slotted gaskets can slide right into special grooves that are cut into the door, or the frame around it. This is more common on modern doors.

Who can install them?

Weatherstripping a home is generally not a hard and can be performed by most
homeowners.

  • Adhesive-backed weatherstripping is the most common and easiest to install. It is
    also the easiest to use for jambs or the top of the door frame.
  • Weatherstripping guides and youtube videos can help determine what is needed and
    how to place them.
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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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