Summer Is a Good Time to Inspect Your Entry Doors’ Weatherstripping

enrty door could be leaking warm airWeatherstripping on entry doors serves two important purposes. First, it helps to cut down on drafts that may get into the house, especially during the winter. When you cut back on the drafts coming into your home, it can make for a more comfortable environment and also save you money on heating expenses.

40 percent of your home’s heat during the winter is going to be lost through drafty windows and entry doors.

Weatherstripping can also make the door fit more secure within the frame. Over time, especially under dry and hot conditions, the weatherstripping can become worn out. It won’t be as flexible or forgiving.

If you notice your door is rattling closed, is much easier to close now than it was just a few months ago, or you could slip a screwdriver or crowbar in the gap between the doorjamb and the door itself, you might want to consider replacing the weatherstripping, if not the entire door itself.

Replacing weatherstripping isn’t all that complicated, but it’s recommended that you rely on an experienced professional to do the job. That will help to ensure a tight fit that won’t leave you struggling to lock and latch the door every time you leave or go out.