Avoid drafts: How to seal your front door!

Is your front door leaking? In most cases, it pulls through the gap below the door leaf, especially in the cold season, this can be very disturbing. Not only the quality of living suffers in this case, but it also lost a lot of heating energy. But there are ways to remedy this shortcoming: read here how it works.

Door pulls: What is it?

First, look to see exactly where your door is leaking. Is the door panel not tight enough or is there a small gap in the closing area? Then you should readjust your front door, either vertically or in depth.

Also, a horizontal readjustment is of course possible, so the gap below the door is smaller. However, these measures are not always enough, then other ideas must come from.

Seal leaking door against cold

Adjusting everything does not help, the cold air still comes to you in the house or in the apartment? Then there are several other ways to restore the comfort. Here are our suggestions:

Seal the door with door rubbers

Maybe the rubber seals on your front door are broken or you have no seals at all? If this is the case, simply apply new self-adhesive rubber seals around the front door. However, this only works with relatively small cracks.

Remember that the rubber seals have to be checked regularly and eventually replaced after a while. For sealing rubber care is inexpensive silicone spray.

Seal door with brush seal

In almost every hardware store there are so-called brush seals to buy, which can be easily pasted below the door leaf. The door continues to open and close without any problems, but the drafts remain largely outside.

In addition, these brushes do not constantly move, as do various utensils that can be placed in front of the lower door gap. Meanwhile, there are also seals made of soft plastic, which may look better visually than a brush.

Have new seals milled

If you want to seal your front door as effectively as possible and are not afraid to pay, simply order your carpenter into the house. Depending on the door model, he has the opportunity to subsequently reaming gaskets and professionally winterize the door.

Set up the windscreen with curtain

A cost effective way to manage the drafts through the front door is to separate the entrance area with a thick curtain. At most, the cold wind reaches the parked shoes - and no longer the apartment.

Tips & Tricks

Too long brush or plastic seals to attach below the door leaf can also be cut well. Saw or simply cut to fit.

Video Board: cold air leaking around a door Weatherstripping a door #1