Winterize Your Door

The cold winter chill has arrived! Most people know how important it is to prepare their windows for winter, but we sometimes neglect the fact that our doors need winterizing as well.  Sure, most houses have more windows than doors but you can still lose a significant amount of energy through drafty doors. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that up to 30% of your energy use can escape through unsealed doors as well as windows. Check out this awesome checklist made just for you to assist in making sure your doors are winter ready.

  • Weather stripping is cheap and can easily be your best friend. You can get it at any hardware store or online. Apply around your doors and it’ll keep the cold out and the warm in.
  • Fill all visible cracks and holes with caulk. Making sure to pay extra attention to any openings there might be in the door frame.
  • Add a draft guard at the bottom of your door. A rolled-up towel works just as good as well.
  • Switch out your summer screens with glass panes
  • Make sure you lock your deadbolt when you close the door to strengthen its seal.

If you’ve done all these things and still can’t seem to get rid of that draft coming from your door, it might be time to get a new one. Don’t hesitate to call us when you’re ready to get rid of that drafty old door. Here at Tennessee Thermal, we have over 20 years’ experience in making home improvement dreams come true. Let us help make your home energy efficient this winter with a brand-new door. They come in a variety of colors and styles. Our doors are very insulated, and most importantly are durable and secure. Call Tennessee Thermal today at 675-266-4474.