insulating doors

Old 10-29-01, 05:59 AM
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I have two doors, both which let in the cold. you can feel the wind coming through them! They are both wood and pretty old. I think they have warped a great deal and I want to insulate them , easily and as cheaply as possible before the winter sets in. Any ideas?
Old 10-29-01, 06:35 AM
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The easiest and cheapest way to do this, with good results, is to buy some weatherstripping to go around the edge of the doors. There are several varities out there and you will have to make your own choice.
If I were doing it, I think I would look at the type that has a rubber gasket on on side and a metal strip that screws to the door jamb on the other (choice 1 below). Place this all around the exterior of the door and adjust it to block the wind, but allow the door to close properly.
You will also need to check (repair/replace) the door sweep. This is the seal that sets at the bottom of the door, against the threshold.

One other thing you may have to adjust is the latch. You want this to hold the door snuggly against the jamb/weatherstripping without the need to slam the door to get it closed good.
I don't know if the images are going to come through or not, but you can go to those sites for more information.

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