Door Weather Stripping
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Best Weather Stripping for Doors
Weather Stripping SAVES YOU MONEY!
Almost sounds like Mattress Mac:-)
Weather Stripping is essential to keeping the elements outside of your house and can be a huge Energy Savings benefit.
According to Wikipedia, weather stripping is “a strip of material to cover the joint of a door or window and the sill, casing, or threshold so as to exclude rain, snow, and cold air”.
At www.DoorRefinishingHouston.NET, our technicians will evaluate your door weather stripping to determine if it needs to be replaced.
Weather stripping wears out over time. When it begins to fail it separates from the door and frame creating air drafts, meaning air can enter or exit your house. When this happens, you need to replace the weather stripping.
if you can see light between the door and door frame then you are wasting money! (Notice the light gaps near the locks and at the bottom of the door). In this situation, you could actually feel the air from the outside coming into the house!
Eliminating these air gaps saves you money and keeps you comfortable in your house.
Anatomy of the Door and Door Frame
The sill is at the bottom of the door and sits on the concrete slab and keeps water out.
The Threshold is the flat piece of aluminum that sits on top of the sill at the bottom of an exterior door.
The door is connected to the door frame by hinges on the side of the door. Weather stripping is placed between the door and frame to keep air from leaking in or out.
The casing is the decorative door molding around the door frame.
The weather stripping along the bottom of the door that "sweeps" across the threshold is called a sweep.
The sweep has to be durable and flexible as it flexes each time the door is opened or closed.
Fun fact to know and tell
Do you know where the term “Threshold” comes from? In the old days, people used hay or “thresh” on their interior floors instead of carpet. They put a small piece of wood in the doorway to keep the thresh inside the door, thus the name threshold.
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