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 reduce the energy-efficiency of your home. However, there are a few quick and easy steps to make your draft proof doors.
Bottom of The Door
Sometimes there can be a slight gap at the bottom of the door. That can be one of the worst places for draughts to enter into your house. However, a draught excluder along the bottom of the door can be an easy fix. For the most effective results, place your draught excluder on the outside of the door. But these can work just as useful on the inside to draught proof your door. These draught excluders come in a variety of styles and colours so you can match styles with your uPVC or composite door.
Due to the letterboxes flap, it can be a leading cause for draughts in your home. There are a couple of methods you can implement to create a draught proof door. The first option could be to consider closing up the letterbox and using a wall-mounted letterbox externally. Although this will prevent draughts from your letterbox, it may not be a viable option for everyone. Keep reading below to see what another option could be.
Another option to create a draught proof door from your letterbox is to use an EcoFlap. These are a draught proof option that creates a seal from the elements every time the letterbox is in use. Plus, you can use the EcoFlap just as you would use your regular letterbox.
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.
If you do not need or use the cat flap, consider replacing the door to seal up the flap. However, if you do require your cat flap, replacing it with a magnetic flap will ensure a seal after use to help draught proof your door.
On older doors and houses keyholes can be a cause for unwanted draughts in your door. If you are sceptical of whether your keyhole is producing a draught, place your hand close to the keyhole on a cold day and see if you can feel the air flowing.
A simple fix of this is to purchase a keyhole cover. That will seal the keyhole and can help draught proof your door. Plus, installing one of these on the inside and outside may give you added protection.
Old wooden doors and other door types can warp over time. That is because of the constantly changing weather in the UK causes the door expands and contracts. The best solution to draught proof your door would be to install a new uPVC door or composite door. Furthermore, that will provide you with an up-to-date frame and panel designed to be energy-efficient. You can see our range of energy-efficient doors here.
If however, you are not ready to upgrade your door, you could install draught stripping. That may help with drafts, but it will not fix the problem completely.