Entry Door Maintenance for Energy Efficiency

Jul 23, 2019 10:19:33 AM / by Shoreline Window and Remodeling


The entry door to your home plays a crucial role in your home’s energy efficiency. When it is not functioning properly it will allow unwanted drafts inside.

When your door is closed and sealed, look closely around the frame and slab and most importantly in the corners. If there is any daylight seen, add weather–stripping around the slab and frame. This will close off any gaps and stop air from leaking inside the home.

Making sure your door slab is closing and sealing properly against the frame and weather seals is very important. One way to tell is by closing and locking the deadbolt. If there is any interference with the deadbolt or strike, and if it is making contact with any part of the plate on the frame you most likely don’t have a properly seal. Adjusting the strike plates on the jamb will solve this issue and will give a nice compressed seal that blocks drafts.

On the bottom of the slab give the door sweep a good look over. The sweep is a made up of rubber and is the main seal on the bottom of your door that comes in contact with the threshold. Close and lock the door and look on the bottom, if you see any daylight coming through, the sweep has probably been weathered and broke down. If that is the case replace the existing with the exact replacement.

The key to getting the best performance out of your Entry door is making sure it has a proper tight seal with little air gaps as possible that will keep those unwanted drafts out of your home for years to come.

For all of your door, window, and remodeling needs, Shoreline is here to help. Contact us today. 


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Topics: door, maintenance