Cold wooden front door.


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Old 12-09-21, 02:23 PM
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Cold wooden front door.

I have a front door in our house that's a pretty wood door. It's not a door we need to use. It sits at the bottom of a stairwell going up to the second floor. When we walk by the door we can feel the cold coming off of it. It has all the proper sealing around the perimeters. It's just the wood door itself. I thought about attaching a heavy packing blanket to it?? Any thoughts? Thanks
 
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Is there a storm door on the outside?
 
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Yes... a fairly nice one.
 
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Old 12-09-21, 03:32 PM
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A simple wood door has basically no insulating (R-value) so not surprising that your feeling the cold,

We have a very high insulated house and GEO thermal heat and when it get really cold we close all the blinds and in the kitchen we hang an old blanket to the sliding door wall.

That probably doubles, maybe triples, the insulation value and makes a noticeable improvement to the efficiency of our heating.
 
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With a storm door attached and no use for the door, you could insulate the space between the two doors - like maybe a batt of fiberglass.
 
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Old 12-10-21, 05:15 AM
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Or perhaps something rigid that could be cut to size and would be easily removed?
 
 

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