How do you prevent drafts from coming through doors until you can address it in the summer months? High energy bills - feel like I'm heating the outside.
I do a few of these every fall. Get a good threshold ( metal & rubber) weather stripping and install it across the bottom ( remove what is there if required and if it is not doing anything ) then install good metal/rubber
weather stripping around on your door frame, (remove what is there if its not doing any good) You should be paying approx. $ 60.00+/- for a decent quality weather stripping. If your door still has drafts coming through. there are either cracks in your door or you have a interior door where you should have a exterior door.
You should be able to do it now unless you were contemplating a complete door and jamb replacement. Even then it should not take that long to do 1 to 2 hours.
But there are a number of weatherstripping kits available. If your door is a steel door then opt for a magnetic weatherstripping kit and a good adjustable strip that fits under the door.
Also if you do not have one a good storm door will be a good investment.
I see the gaps in the corners of the doors weather stripping - will get new weather stripping.
How about using energy efficient doors? I think it can solve the problem.
I found an article online which mentions some tips to make your home energy efficient [url]http://www.landmarkquality.com/blog/energy-efficient-home/healthy-living-energy-efficient-home[/url]
Hope that this will help you.
If the existing frame has not been installed square, level, and plumb your problems might continue. Sometimes the best long term solution is to replace the whole front entry system. Properly installed the new system will seal properly. The old door may have sagged or jambs might be bowed or not shimmed and fastened properly anchoring it to the studs. Sometimes we find little or no insulation around the perimeter between the old frame and the studs.A new system solves all these issues.
Thanks, all the suggestions have helped.
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