This is Day 8 of the Green in 365 series!
Now that we’re inside our homes, with our shoes wiped off and left at the door, stop and pause for a second. Do you still feel the cold air from outside leaking in through the door? A lot of energy can be lost and wasted through a drafty front door.
We have an old front door, but have made some changes over the past few years that have helped it not to be so drafty. There are some easy ways that you can make sure that your entryway doors are weatherproofed and not leaking heat, and money, right through the cracks.
5 Ways to Weatherproof Your Front Door
- Add weather stripping to the bottom of your doors.
- Make sure your doors are properly sealed and caulked around the outside
- If possible, install a storm door, which will add another layer of insulation and protection.
- Use a door draft stopper, or even just a rolled up towel, along the bottom of the door to further protect against drafts.
- If you have a really old, drafty door, you may want to consider upgrading to a new, insulated door.
Have you made any weatherproofing improvements to your entry doors?
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