- Use weatherstripping. Easy to purchase at any home supply store, and easy to install.
- Install new sweeps. These are the metal or plastic pieces at the bottom of your door. You can find replacements at any home supply store. A wood sweep can be painted or stained to match your door.
- Use foam tape. If your door doesn’t have a snug fit, foam tape is a great insulator.
- Apply rigid foam insulation. This is a higher-level job and may require a contractor’s help, but will make a long-term difference in your home’s warmth.
- Apply window film. This plastic-wrap type film seals your windows and helps keep out any stray drafts!
- Hang insulated curtains. If you’re looking for a quick fix that can also be decorative, insulated curtains are the way to go. These heavier-weight curtains help retain heat in your home, but keep in mind that they are most effective when they are closed.
- Use a door snake. These weighted fabric tubes help control drafts coming from the bottom of your doors. Even a rolled up heavy weight towel can serve as a door snake if necessary!
- Re-caulk your doors and windows. This tip requires a bit of advance planning and skill, but easy-to-use caulking is available at most home supply stores.
Need help with insulating your home? Reach out to Morton Construction and let’s discuss your needs!
(Article based on information from local contractor Jeff Morton and simplemost.com)