Weatherproofing Other Door Types

 

 
Wherever there is a door, there may well be a draft! So don't stop after you've weatherproofed that entry door. Think of the surface area involved with a patio door - or a garage door. If they're not tight, it can mean a lot of lost heat. So check windows and doors in your home and garage. Weatherproofing doesn't take long, and the savings will gratify you when your utility bill arrives!

 

 

Seal your patio door with rubber compression strips. Fit these strips into the channels where the movable panels fit when the door is closed. You can also install a patio door insulator kit, which provides you with plastic sheeting to stretch over the interior panels of your door.

 

 

 

 

Replace old, worn out rubber sweeps on your garage door. Check the condition of the sweep located on the bottom, outside edge of your door. Remove it and replace it with a new one if it shows signs of wear. Also be sure to check the door jambs for drafts -- and add weatherstripping if needed.

 

 

 

 

Exterior door frames throughout your home should be checked for drafts. Eliminate large gaps by removing the interior case molding and driving new shims between the jamb and the framing member on the hinge side. Close the door to test the fit and adjust it as needed before insulating and reattaching the case molding.

 

 

 
 

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