Kit Contents

Participate in Community Weatherization Action Teams (C-WAT)  and you will receive a complimentary weatherization kit to get started out on the right-weatherization-track. In your kit you will find a host of materials and resources.

Weatherization Materials

Bulb weatherstrip – durable edge seal for door and window openings. The roll is made of two strips that need to be pulled apart into long strips. Gradually remove the adhesive backing paper as you put the item in place.

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V-section weatherstrip – another durable edge seal for doors or windows. Fold the strip in half, lengthwise. Gradually remove the backing paper while applying the adhesive side to surface. If applying to wood, tack the adhesive side at both ends with small nails for greater adhesion. Be careful not to nail the two sides of the v-section together – the adhesive side is nailed and the other side is free to open and close when pressed by the door or window. Nails are included.


Window kit – plastic film and tape to cover windows and other large openings
For windows and other large openings that will remain closed for the whole winter or longer, or are otherwise difficult to weatherstrip, use this item. It functions like an “indoor storm window.”

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Clear poly tape – for quick, temporary sealing needs, particularly cracked glass.

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Caulk and caulk gun – seals small gaps; applies white; dries clear. User Tips: Prepare the tube of caulk by putting the tip of the nozzle into the round hole in the handle of the caulk gun. Squeeze the handle to clip off the very tip of the nozzle. On the handle of the caulk gun, locate the wire that can be used to puncture the seal at the base of the nozzle. To put the tube of caulk into the caulk gun, hold down the silver release on the plunger and pull the plunger back all the way. Seat the tube in the caulk gun, let go of the silver release and squeeze the handle gently to start the flow of caulk. Press the silver release to stop the flow of caulk. Place thick tape over the tip of the nozzle between uses.

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Foam rod – flexible foam rods for filling openings larger than ¼ inch. The foam rods size is ⅝”.  User Tips Push pieces of the foam rod into openings larger than ¼”. (These openings are too big to be filled by caulk alone.) Where preferred for appearance, you can apply caulk so that it is touching the edges of the opening.

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Compact Fluorescent Light bulb CFLs are energy-efficient light bulbs. They fit in light fixtures that currently accept the screw-base incandescent bulbs. CFLs are now sold in a wide variety of shapes, intensities, and light colors.  CFLs use 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than most other bulbs. Each bulb will save you about $43 in electricity costs over the lifetime of its use. You can increase your savings by changing to more CFLs.

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