“Today’s Homeowner” host Danny Lipford and Brittany Lapidus
“Today’s Homeowner” host Danny Lipford, with Brittany Lapidus, of Shurtape Technologies LLC

In this special episode of the Today’s Homeowner Podcast, I’m talking with Brittany Lapidus, Product Manager at Shurtape Technologies, LLC. Shurtape makes all of Duck Brand’s products, which include home weatherization solutions.

Weatherization simply refers to preparing your home for extreme temperature changes that could affect its energy efficiency. All of these tasks are easy and inexpensive to do, making them do-it-yourself friendly.

Listen to learn about Duck Brand’s wide array of options to seal your home’s “envelope” and keep out the cold!

Duck Brand Weatherstripping door sealer
Prevent cold air from sneaking under your door with a Duck Brand door sweep.

Check for Drafts

When you’re looking for sources of air leaks, start with your entry door. Inspect its frame and bottom, which are the most common culprits of drafts.

Can’t tell if cold air is sneaking in? Take a flashlight and walk around your home’s exterior at night. Then, shine the flashlight around your window and door frames — if light can shine through, air can sneak into your home.

And that’s a problem, regardless of the season.

Hose faucet protector
A hose faucet protector, like this one, can help prevent pipes from freezing.

Protect Hose Bibs

Your garden hose’s bib, or faucet, needs protection during harsh winter weather. Otherwise, low temperatures could cause the fixture to freeze.

The solution is Duck Brand’s Faucet Cover, which you simply place around the outdoor faucet’s spout and tighten into position for cold-weather protection.

Black attic stairway cover installed in an attic.
An attic tent, or stairway cover, can keep warm air from living spaces out of the attic.

Insulating the Attic Stairway

Many homeowners never think about how living spaces can lose heat through gaps around the attic opening.

Duck Brand’s Attic Stairway Cover keeps heat from escaping up through your pull-down attic stairs, blocking drafts and retaining room temperature.

This product is lightweight, easy to install, position, and even re-position in case you need to enter the attic during the winter.

A man installing Duck Brand's window kit onto his windows.
Insulate your windows with Duck Brand’s Roll-On kits to efficiently prevent drafts.

Insulating Windows

Insulating your windows prevents indoor heat loss and regulates the glass’ surface temperature.

Duck Brand’s Roll-On Window Insulation Kit creates a barrier between an inefficient window that lets in outside air and your home’s living space. During the winter, this simple barrier makes your home energy efficient.

Weatherstripping product from Duck Brand
Weatherizing your home helps save you money on your energy bills!

Weatherizing Your Home

Weatherizing your home doesn’t have to be done all at once. Tackle each project one step at a time at your own pace — soon, you’ll have a more comfortable, energy-efficient home, regardless of what the weather is like outside.

Best of all, you don’t have to tackle this project every year. Duck Brand products last for many years. Just follow the product’s instructions and prepare the surfaces well for a successful, long-lasting installation.

Want to Learn More?

Go to duckbrand.com and choose the Project Selector. There you’ll find the right product for your needs and places you can buy Duck Brand Weatherization products.

Listen to this special-edition Today’s Homeowner Podcast for more home improvement tips!

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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