insulation around doors

raee_gwSeptember 21, 2006

Happy autumn to all!

The outside doors to my house are drafty around the sides and top. I have asked handymen to fix this (as part of a list of fixes) and they applied this stick on foam which then didn't allow the door to close completely (and doesn't stick long, either). I usually stuff plastic grocery bags around the side door which we do not use in winter (this works very well) but would like a fix for the other two doors. Do they need to be re-hung? Is there a door insulation product that would not interfere with the closure of the door?

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There are rubber gaskets which are nailed/screwed onto the door frame. Close the door and compress the gasket against the door and nail/screw into place. That makes the door need just a little more force to close.

There is also a felt gasket with a metal reinforced mounting flange installed the same way, but in my experience the rubber is better.

Both styles should be stocked in home improvement stores and some hardware stores.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2006 at 1:18AM
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