Weatherproofing Doors Makes for a More Comfy Home and Wallet

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The days of summer are winding down, and soon the iciness of winter will once again be the guest of honor in many conversations. Unfortunately for some, lack of proper insulation will cause the ice of winter to mean nothing more than a hard time controlling the temperature at home, which also leads to higher energy bills. Weatherproofing doors is a simple way to combat both of these problems at the same time.

Air slips in and out of exterior doors without them even being open, causing the home to lose a certain level of comfort. When the temperature in the home is uncomfortable, often the next plan of action is to tamper with the settings on the thermostat. Door weatherproofing is a method of sealing these air leaks. They are installed on door bottoms to close the gap between the door and the floor. The most common size is a 36 inch door sweep but you may need a 42 inch door sweep.

Approximately 11 percent of all heat loss at home occurs through exterior doors. When heat is lost, an increase in energy bills is sure to follow. By weatherproofing doors, the amount of air leaking in and out of the home will decrease, positively affecting this portion of energy bills. Door weatherproofing is also cost-effective. It pays for itself in savings within months of use, and continues to save money long after.

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