Insulating Your Doors for Winter

Insulating Your Doors for WinterOne way to help stay warm this winter is to make sure the doors are free from any drafts. You can do this by insulating any drafty doors with self-adhesive weather-stripping. If you are unsure how to make the door more energy efficient for winter, Building Solutions is here to help! Here are some ways to make sure your house stays warmer during the winter months.

Fixing Drafty Doors

A door that has no drafts can help provide warmth and comfort to your home. Measure the height of the doorway and cut two lengths of the weather-stripping to the measured length. Then measure the width and cut a strip for the top. With the door open, peel the protective backing on each strip to reveal the adhesive coating and press it into the inside of the jamb or the stop molding. Install a vinyl or felt-back metal strip, also known as a sweep, to seal the gap between the door and the floor. With the door then closed, measure and cut the sweep to the width of the door. Then permanently attach it to the door so that the bottom touches the floor while also sealing the opening. If the gap is too large, the best option is to get a new door for the home. This can help keep the warm air in the home, while also being eye appealing.

Know About Your Door Sweep

The door sweep is the part that can help prevent any gaps at the bottom of door. If you can see daylight under the door when it is shut, you should invest in a door sweep. This can also help to keep warm air in and cold air out in the winter. The door sweeps last longer, but they do not always work if they have to brush or rub against the floor.

Looking Into A Storm Door

A storm door can be installed along with your door. This is placed between the regular door and outside. Storm doors can help protect against the cold air in the winter. It also allows space between the two doors so the cold air and snow is not pressing directly against the regular door of your home. This can also help for your home to be more energy efficient. We want to help you and your family stay warm and comfortable this winter.

Building Solutions: Providing Quality Door Insulation Products

At Building Solutions, we want to make sure that your home is cozy and warm for this winter. Just a few east steps can help you keep your house warm. Our professionals know all the in and outs of what to do. Give us a call for any questions you have.

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