Benefits of Weatherstripping
If you're considering new exterior doors for your home, you may want to know the benefits of weatherstripping. In a nutshell, weatherstripping prevents energy-wasting air leaks around entry doors. It keeps the elements and critters outside and the comfort in.
Generally, we recommended checking the weatherstripping on exterior doors annually, since through normal usage it can rip, compress, bend and wear out.
If your home is feeling a little drafty, old or faulty weatherstripping could be the culprit. A small 1/8-inch space around an exterior door is the equivalent of a 5 inch hole in an exterior wall. Closing this gap will seal out drafts of chilly winter air, or prevent cooled air from escaping during the summer.
Save on heating and cooling costs by adding weatherstripping and a sweep.
Can I Paint Over These Doors
If you are new to having wood doors in your home, you may be asking yourself "Can I paint over these doors?" The wood construction on most of our doors allow the doors to be refinished or painted.
We recommend using complementary hues in your color schemes to add to your home’s style.
Adding paint (especially a light color) can reflect the heat, and reduce the need for yearly maintenance of a varnish. All wood types will expand and contract with changes in humidity, and painting will slow these changes.
Some wood types absorb primer at a higher rate. When you paint your door you will find a clean and finished look.