Areas To Focus On When Draught Proofing Your Front Door.
During the winter months of the year, you may notice draughts entering your home through the front door. Cold draughts can cause bad effects on warm homes and the amount of energy usage. However, thankfully it is easy to do some quick fixes to the problem area to prevent future draught.
Bottom of The Door.
Sometimes there can be a slight gap at the bottom of the door. This can be an ideal place for draughts to enter into your house. However, this problem can easily be fixed by using a draught excluder along the bottom of the door. They are often seen on the exterior part of the door but can also be just as effective on the inside. Any type of fabric draught excluder would do a perfect job to fix the problem. Also with draught excluders, they come in a wide range of styles and designs to choose from.
The Ecoflap can help to stop unwanted draughts and weather coming through the letterbox. An Ecoflap can be attached to cover the letterbox helping prevent draughts.
With letterbox’s having a flap it doesn’t secure or prevent draughts from entering the home. If you want, you could consider closing up the letterbox for good and having an outside wall mounted letterbox installed. This will eliminate any draughts from the letter box.
If you have any furry pets then a cat flap maybe is an essential part of the door. It allows our pets to enter the home and freely leave when they choose to. Furthermore, since we cannot just board up the cat flap, have a magnetic one installed this will ensure the flap stays shut in the rain and wind preventing draughts when not in use.
You may not think that it is possible for the keyhole to cause draughts. However, the amount of air that can enter the keyhole may come at a surprise. To combat cold air and draughts coming through the keyhole is a simple fix. Purchase a keyhole cover and install this will help to prevent future draughts and heat loss. If you want added protection fit a keyhole cover on the outside of the door and the inside.
Older doors can warp over time especially with wooden types of doors. This happens because the door expands and contracts depending on the type of weather. A better solution would be to upgrade to a uPVC door or a composite door. If you are not ready to upgrade your door you can simply install draught stripping to prevent draughts. This may not fix the problem fully but it will provide a way of keeping cold air out of your home.