How to Prepare Doors for the Wintertime

Published December 20, 2016
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Are you looking to stay warm and save money all winter long? Take a look at these five ways you can effectively winterize your doors to prepare for the harsh winter ahead.

1. Weather Stripping

Air leaks are all too common and can happen even when doors are closed. Weather stripping can be an easy
solution for keeping energy costs down. Plus, it makes for a cozier winter! By utilizing weather stripping, you can seal cracks around the door to block out unwanted drafts.

2. Towel Trick towel

This one is as simple as it sounds. Roll up a towel or throw rug to temporarily close gaps at the bottom of all exterior doors. However, make sure to leave the gaps open on interior doors to allow warm air to circulate throughout your home.

3. Rope Caulking

Have you ever fixed a draft door with rope? You probably have not considering it is not actual rope that you use. Rope caulking is a soft, sticky rope-like weather strip designed to be mold cracks and gaps. Best part? It removes easily at the end of the cold, winter season when it is no longer needed.

4. “Snowsullation”

Did you know you can actually use snow to your advantage? Once the snow starts to stick, use it! How? Depending on where you live, you can pad the siding of your home with snowbanks to provide insulation, or “snowsullation”.

5. Replace Exterior Doors

When it is time, it is time. Sometimes the most surefire way to winterize a home is to replace the exterior door altogether. Lake Washington Windows & Doors carries a wide range of doors in various styles and forms. Contact us to get a free quote fast!

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We specialize in door replacement for homes throughout the Greater Seattle area, including Bellevue, Issaquah, Kent, Renton, and Woodinville. With over 100 years of combined experienced in door and window replacement, our team can recommend the right products for your home and budget. Need to know more first? Our frequently asked questions cover everything from installation methods to sizes. Contact us online or call (425) 255-2600 to request an appointment or inquire about our products and services.

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