Are you looking for a contractor?

Submit our quick form and get quotes now!

Table of Contents

Insulation

2 min read

3 tips to improve the insulation of an exterior door

Insulation

min read

3 tips to improve the insulation of an exterior door

Insulation3 tips to improve the insulation of an exterior door

It’s difficult to deny that as soon as the chilly weather arrives, rushing to the thermostat to crank up the heat seems like the only way to keep the inside of the home warm and comfortable. What you may not realize is that even if your heaters are on full blast, the indoor temperature will only stay cosy if your home is insulated correctly.

This is especially true of drafty areas, such as the doors and windows of your home. Many front doors leak air and heat, contributing to high energy costs. How can you improve the insulation of your exterior doors? Well, we’ve got 3 important tips so read on!

The top 3 tips for improving the insulation of an exterior door

1- Weatherstripping your doors

front door_3 tips to improve the insulation of an exterior door

source: unsplash

If you haven’t heard of weatherstripping before, then take a trip down to your local hardware store. This inexpensive method is tried and tested among homeowners as well as professionals and will help you deal with an excessive amount of air infiltration and loss.

The most common way to compromise your indoor air is from improper or missing weatherstripping. Weatherstripping will be placed along all four sides of your door in order to provide a full seal. Without it, it’s very easy for air to escape as well as allowing dust and debris in from outside. Although your door may look like it’s firmly in place, over time doors shift and move out of alignment. Even if you installed weather-stripping a year ago, there is a good chance it may not be as effective today. Feel for cold spots along the edges of the door. If you come across a gap, you should take action.

There are a few variations of weatherstripping on the market. Adhesive foam comes in rubber or plastic and can be cut to fit any style door. This option is easy to install, although it will only have a 1 to 3-year lifespan. Felt is another commonly-used material. It is very effective but may compress over time. If you live in a place with serious weather conditions or the gap itself needs a heavy-duty fix, metal stripping exists. Though this option has the longest lifespan, this installation process would be best left to a professional.

Get 3 renovation quotes for your exterior door weatherproofing project

RenoQuotes.com can help you get quotes for your door weatherproofing project. If you submit your project to us, we’ll put you in contact with top-rated contractors. Fill in the form on the homepage (it only takes a few minutes), and you will get estimates from trusted professionals. 

Dial 1-844 828-1588 to speak with one of our customer service representatives.

Get 3 free quotes for your project!

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes!


Last modified 2023-11-07


Get 3 free quotes for your project!

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes!

Looking for something else?


Table of contents


Get 3 free quotes for your project!

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes!

Are you a contractor?

Join our network and receive real leads!

Download the price guide for renovations

We’ll be emailing you the latest market price guide for renovations.



Related articles

The latest industry news, interviews, technologies, and resources.

4 min read

SoumissionRenovation.ca • 07 Nov 2023

How to Build a New Interior Wall

If you’re living under a roof where privacy is a privilege, you might be thinking about how you can section off the rooms of your home to make them more intimate. Building a non-bearing interior wall can add an element of separation and independence to even the most open of spaces. This project requires basic carpentry skills, as well as tools to go along with them.

4 min read

Cynthia Pigeon • 07 Nov 2023

How to Install Stone Veneer

For anyone hoping to add a natural look to the facade of their home, stone veneer is an excellent exterior material that provides good insulation and increases resistance to harsh weather conditions such as rain and snow. If that is what you are considering, several easy-to-use products are available.

4 min read

RenoQuotes.com • 10 Nov 2023

Reasons, Methods and Products to Waterproof the Walls of Your Foundation

Are you wondering if you should waterproof your foundations? Trying to figure out what exactly you're supposed to do?

6 min read

RenoQuotes.com • 07 Nov 2023

4 Large-Scale Home Improvement Projects

Pretty much all renovation projects consume a significant amount of time, money and patience. Of course, the reason most homeowners take on a renovation is to improve their quality of life as well as their home resale value.

5 min read

RenoQuotes.com • 07 Nov 2023

How to Choose an Electric Heater

During your home-building process, making an informed decision regarding the type of heating system you’d like installed is of utmost importance. Gas, hot water, or electric heating solutions, no matter the system, each have their advantages and disadvantages. However, electric heaters are the most commonly used heating solution in the province of Quebec, and most residents aren’t holding back from renovating their entire heating system to install residential electric heaters. 


Looking for a contractor?

Submit a project and get 3 free quotes now!