Your home’s outside doors affect how well your house retains cool and warm air, which in turn affects heating and cooling costs. Save energy and money with weather-resistant doors and proper insulation and sealing.
Caulking & Weatherstripping
Make sure the caulking and weatherstripping around your doors is good shape. If the caulk is cracked or the weatherstripping is flat or peeling, replace the old material. Use caulk for small holes and expanding foam for larger areas.
When purchasing a new exterior door, look for insulated, metal, foam-core replacements. In addition to having attractive wood-grain finishes, metal doors provide better security, seal more tightly and are more sound proof than regular wood doors.
A storm door creates a pocket of insulated air space between itself and your houseÕs exterior door. This reduces heat transfer into and out of your home, lowering heating and cooling costs.