Most everyone at one time has had to put a rolled-up towel at the bottom of a leaky window or drafty door. In fact, draft snakes--decorated, stuffed lengths of fabric--were used to keep out cold air as far back as the Great Depression.
Hi Sam, I imagine you get some cold drafts in Detroit during the winter. If you have wood interior trim around your windows, it's possible you are getting some drafts where the caulking has cracked.
Whether you are adding on to your existing home or you are building a new house from the basement up, layout drafts are a must. Now, of course, with a new house you will have a lot more to consider than just one particular room.
Other than the slow but steady increase of your utility bills, you might not notice drafty doors during the summertime. But when the winter wind comes calling, those drafts can suddenly make your home feel like the dark side of Siberia.
Weatherstripping sliding glass doors can save you money and make your house more comfortable. If you've ever sat by a glass door and swore you could feel the wind blowing right through it, you probably have weatherstripping in doors and/or windows that has deteriorated.
Find out how to make your room cozy and draft-free. If your rooms are drafty and hard to maintain constant temperature check the weather-stripping around your wood doors.
Hi Trish. Window drafts can be frustrating, especially when trying to keep your heating and cooling costs under control.
Learn about the new choices you have to replace home windows. In recent years the window industry has made giant leaps in improving the quality, durability and look of the home window.
When you are weatherproofing your home for energy efficiency and to reduce drafts, you need wood door weatherstripping as well as weatherstripping for your windows. Sealing around windows and doors will keep out cold drafts in the winter and will keep the cool air inside in the hot summer months.
Find out ways to reduce heating costs and stay warm and toasty during cold winter weather. Whether it's a light winter with very little bad weather or a continuous downpour of cold snow, sleet, and rain, you want to be prepared.