Door Weather-Stripping 101

 

An inexpensive way to keep out rain, water, insects, and the outside elements is by sealing drafts and holes around the door frames using weather- stripping.  Below are some basic steps to follow.

First: Get A Helper And a Flashlight- Go outside and shine a flashlight on the sides and the top of the door from outside your home. If your partner can see the light from the flashlight, you will need to replace the weather-stripping.

Second: Adjust and Replace - Shine a flashlight under the door, if your partner can see the light under the door adjust the threshold height if possible or replace it with an adjustable threshold.

Third:  Don’t Substitute – Only replace your current weather stripping with the same kind of material as the original. Some substitutes don’t give an adequate seal.

These simple tips will save you each month on your energy usage.