How Do You Stop Drafts From Entering Doors & Windows?
Chances are your doors and windows were not made by the hand of Michelangelo himself. That means the door may not sit flush and the windows may not be tight.
There are three things I recommend:
1. Buying a window/door insulation kit. They also make these for doors. Essential, the insulation prevents the cold air from sneaking around the door. Complex, eh?
2. Buying a door draft stopper, this little device prevents air from creeping under the door when your not looking (we all know how sneaking cold drafts are!).
3. Simply conduct a professional energy audit of your house and be prepared to replace windows and seal your attic because these guys know their stuff
During colder months, you may notice more cool drafts coming from your doors and windows. Not only do these drafts reduce the number of places where you can sit comfortably, they raise the cost of heating your home. By taking a few proactive measures, you can keep your home well-sealed and comfortable throughout the winter months. Use temporary measures. Since you probably don’t have the more permanent materials on hand, you can stop drafts temporarily by placing blankets or towels near the crack. Roll them up and place them near the bottom of the door or between the window and screen. Clean the bottom of the window. Use a bleach-based cleaner to move any mold or mildew that may have accumulated. If possible, tilt the moving portion of the window forward and clean both sides as well. Stick on weather stripping. Once the edges of the window are dry, run a line of window weather stripping along the bottom and sides (if possible). Seal your door. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for your doors, using